Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

March 16, 2012

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

Joe Adamo (ITSS Communications), Vasilis Angelogiannos (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Troy Bacon (Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (UIT)), Michael Bagget (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Katy Gallahan (ITSS CTSS), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), Deke Isaac (UNT Micro Maintenance), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (UIT AITS), Brenda Kirk (ITSS PC/Lan Support), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Pat Nolan (UNT Athletics), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (UIT Helpdesk), Chris Stoermer (ABN Lan Mgmt), Chris Strauss (ITSS Remedy Administration), Michael White (UNT Dallas), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Members Present
Joe Adamo (ITSS Communications), Troy Bacon (Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (UIT)), Craig Berry (for Michael Bagget, College of Visual Arts and Design), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Chu Chuah (for Vasilis Angelogiannos, Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), John Leutkemeyer (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (UIT Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (ITSS Remedy Administration)

Richard Anderson (ITSS Information Security), Krysta Berry (ITSS Data Communications), Tom Bunten (HSC Academic Information Services), Nassos Galiopoulos (ITSS Sharepoint), Jason Gutierrez (ITSS Network Computing Services), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (UIT Academic Computing), John Hooper (ITSS ), T. J. Adamowicz (ITSS Network Computing Services), Yonathan Khoe (ACUS GAL), Mark Knight (ITSS IT Security), JoAnn Luksich (UIT Data Management), Claudia Lynch (UIT ACUS), Joey Maldonado (UNT Libraries), James Martin (ABN LAN Mgmt), Don McClure (ITSS Remedy Administration), Christian McHugh (College of Arts and Sciences), Jason Myre (ITSS Messaging), Bahram Paiani (ITSS Network Computing Services), Raymond Pillar (College of Arts and Sciences), Garrett Rumohr (UNT Libraries), Charlotte Russell (ITSS Admin/Compliance), Curry Searle (UIT ACUS), Jackie Thames (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Anthony Tissera (UNT HSC), Matt Treanor (CDW), Steve Vocelka (ITSS Computer Operations), Yancey Yeargan (ITSS Network Computing Services)


Minutes from February 17, 2012, were approved as written.


Rich Anderson (ITSS IT Security) spoke about a recently announced Microsoft Windows RDP vulnerability for which exploit code has been found online. He explained that possible responses included blocking the RDP port at the network edge firewall which could be disruptive to operations, or to put a new network intrusion protection system in place before it is fully tested. The IPS system can detect the signature of an exploit attempt and drop the connection. Some areas noted legitimate needs for RDP access. It was pointed out that the campus VPN can support RDP access if the port is blocked. Managers asked IT security to provide a list of IP addresses with the RDP port open so that they can assess systems on their networks. IT Security agreed to update the managers as additional information is available or other actions are pending.


Matt Treanor from CDW introduced himself and inside sales representative Mike Randolph. Matt provided an overview of the CDW product catalogs as well as some of the professional services they can offer.


Bahram Paiani (ITSS Messaging) discussed the issue of e-mail address spoofing and proposed implementation of Sender Policy Framework (SPF) for the UNT network to help block mail with spoofed unt.edu addresses. SPF is already implemented for the untsystem.edu domain. Implementing SPF will prevent spoofed mail from bouncing back to UNT's mail router, leading to a decrease in such unproductive e-mail traffic.


Yancey Yeargan introduced a new Directory Services Tools server that provide a set of utilities for managers to update and access elements of directory information. Efforts are underway to provide documentation for the directory service attributes and the utility functions available via the tools server.


Philip Baczewski reported that a kickoff meeting had been held regarding Cloud Storage issues and that faculty requirements for Dropbox.com, services of Box.com, and internal cloud services were all being examined.


Krysta Berry announced upgrades to switches in Chestnut Hall and said that the Tennis Center and Recreational Sports remain to be upgraded.


Jason Gutierrez provided an update on the Microsoft Lync pilot project and stated that it should be ready by the end of the spring term. Lync will replace the functionality of Office Communicator. He also mentioned that the Apple Technical Support contract was allowed to expire because of a lack of activity.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:22 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for April 6, 2012.

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