[tech] Changes to internet access
mitch at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Fri Mar 12 12:09:45 WST 2010
I have a spare 6500 Packeteer with 100Mb License.
UCC want it?
From: tech-bounces at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au [mailto:tech-bounces at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au] On Behalf Of Matt Didcoe
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 12:01 PM
To: tech at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Subject: [tech] Changes to internet access
UCC News is going out soon announcing this and some other things, but for
those of you that missed it on IRC, UCC has been granted a subsidised
connection to AARNet, which will save us ~$1600 a year.
We're going to need to make a couple of changes though to ensure we stay
in the good books with AARNet and ITS though:
1) Crack down on any torrenting that's occurring - I think we do this
already though quite well (Linux ISO's are OK, but other stuff isn't - ITS
made it quite clear this morning they will be watching not only us, but
everyone in this regard with central funding).
2) UniComputerClub needs to be locked down
- I'm thinking 802.1x, David says that shouldn't be an issue - we
just have to hook up RADIUS. Maybe people that don't pass auth can be sent
to a "Hey, join UCC, we're pretty awesome page" or just have access to UWA
pages like SNAP does (though that's not as funny).
- we need to be accountable, I'm not 100% familiar with Captain
Packet and Proxy box - is there someway of keeping an eye on how much
traffic everyone is using? not what they're viewing, just a traffic
overview by username so we can slap people about that are hammering the
Also, ITS have some old APs which they might be sending our way (Reaps is
doing stuff wrt this), they also have a 6500 series Packeteer - it's got
speed limits on it though (45M up, 45M down) - it's licenced for basic
shaping only, no compression or acceleration - while newer than CP, I don't
think we want it if it's got speed limits on it...someone want to tell me
different on that?
Thanks of to Craig, Scott, Conrad and Brian Greene for their assistance in
getting this off the ground.
We'll terminate our Resnet link as soon as we know AARNet is all working
Matt Didcoe [MRD]
UCC President / Wheel Member
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