Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

September 5, 2008

Meeting Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Chilton Hall, Room 245

Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), John Berra (Registrar), Craig Berry (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering),Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), (UNT Business Services), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/Lan Support), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Tom McElwee (Micro Maint/Class Supt Serv), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Joe Adamo (CITC Communications), Troy Bacon (AVP Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Craig Berry (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Nassos Galiopoulos (substituting for Wil Clark (UNT Dallas)), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Jason McMullen (UNT Business Services), Dan Kidd (substituting for Tom McElwee (CITC Micro Maint), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy)

T. J. Adamowicz (CITC Network Computing Services), Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Kory Booth (CITC Operations), CR Chevli (CITC Data Comm), Stuart Christian (CITC Data Comm), Tom Delozier (CITC Network Computing Services), Howard Draper (CITC Information Security), Mac Edwards (CITC Helpdesk), Sean Flowers (College of Engineering/GALC), Matt Graham (UNT Libraries), Catherine Hardy (CITC ACS), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Krysta Kaye (CITC Data Comm), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Jason Myre (CITC Messaging), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Susan Pierce (CITC MMS), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Tri-Ever Rustee (the wonder dog), Yancey Yeargan (CITC Network Computing Services)


Minutes from August 15, 2008, were approved as written.


CR Chevli (CITC Datacomm) presented information to the distributed managers regarding the design of the UNT IP network and the handling of "non-routable" addresses. He provded an overview of the private address spaces just routed on the UNT campus network and inquired whether any other areas would have similar requirements for routing addresses on campus.


Stuart Christian (CITC Datacomm) presented information on the campus VPN which has been installed and is in the process of being documented. The VPN will support three methods of access, including a Web proxy site, the Cisco client, and a standard IPSec client. He reported that different address ranges would be assigned for faculty/staff and students. Both would be set up with a two hour idle timeout. Faculty/staff connections would have an unlimited connect time, while student would have a 12-hour connection timeout (regardless of activity). Philip Baczewski noted that service providers would need to allow the VPN address ranges as authorized addresses to connect through firewalls or to address restricted services.


Rich Anderson (CITC Security) reported that his team was working on finding solutions to enable laptop drive encryption and help provide data leak protection. He was creating a committee to evaluate products and strategies to meat those goals and asked for volunteers to represent academic and administrative areas. Rich stated that the product or products chosen would need to provide a solution for both Windows and Mac OS systems.


Krysta Kaye (CITC Datacomm) reported that the switch replacement project had been renamed the campus network upgrade project, since it would involve replacing everthing in closets that needed upgrade or replacement. Whooten Hall, the University Union, and the Music building are scheduled for work in November and December. Krysta suggested doing the work a 5.30p instead of the later 10:00 p.m. schedule that had been followed previously. Tim Christian suggested doing the work at 7:00 a.m. instead of 5.30 which would allow staff to be on hand to monitor for any problems the rest of the day while not interfering with the academic schedule. It was decided that Whooten Hall and Music should be done at 7:00 a.m., but the Union upgrade should be scheduled for 5:30 p.m. since it would work better for their food service schedule.


Craig Terrell, CITC Directory Services) change from Novelle ALA to VLA connections remove Novelle clients from boxes (it will speed things up) It will be switched over in a week or 2. CT will send out a msg (Netman) MLA will be replaced by VLA (concurrent user log in)


Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin & Compliance) reported that the Computer ID Access and Modification Request System (CAMReq) was nearing completion and would be undergoing testing soon within the CITC. She explained that CAMReq is comprised of three components:

  1. New ID Creation - designed to create new euid/empl ids for new employees (requests are submitted by authorized individuals)
  2. Modification Requests - designed to allow authorized individuals to submit requests to review or modify computing access for current employees
  3. Role Removal Reports - primarily a reporting mechanism that notifies an authorized individual that EIS roles have been removed as a result of an employee termination or retirement.


No new business was discussed.


Chris Strauss reported that problems were being experience with the e-mail notification system in ITSM which might delay notifications, but that a solution was being actively worked on by BMC support.

Tim Christian reported that CAS Computing Support had removed the Novell client from all of their supported desktops.

Jason Myre reported a temporary problem with Exchange which disallowed port 25 connections for some computers on campus. The problem has been identified and fixed.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:23 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for September 19, 2008.

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