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Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 03:11:32 +0300
To: "Steven G. Huter"
From: Charles Musisi
Subject: Re: Uganda
Cc: email@example.com, Bob Kambic ,
firstname.lastname@example.org, "John C. Klensin"
At 04:57 PM 1/19/99 -0800, Steven G. Huter wrote:
> Charles - you previously mentioned that you know some folks at
> Makerere's ISAE. Would you be able to help them do a needs assessment
> for their computer lab as well ?
I have had contact with the folks at ISAE and done a needs assessment as
Dr. John Sekamate is the Head of Population Studies at Makerere's Inst.
of Statistics & Applied(ISAE) and the contact on the ISAE end
Cabling/Hardware/Sofware needs for ISAE
- 200 metres of UTP CAT 5 cable
- 2 hubs
- 2 server PCs(one linux & other proxy), atleast Pentium
166 MHz 16RAM; 2GB Hard disk with monitor.
- ISAE has about 10 existing PCs(stand alone) in a separate
building distant from the main Institute office block(location
of proposed Computer Lab -- about 150 metres apart). We'll need
a repeater to connect the two LANs. The proposed new LAB is
without any PCs(I guess this where Bob Kambic would direct
some of his Mellon fund to equip lab with atleast 10 PCs
to start with).
- 12 ISA/PCI 10 baseT network cards.
- 50 RJ 45 plugs
- 50 RJ 45 boxes
- Trunking/conduits/pipes(local contribution)
- Crimping tool
- Patch panels
- Punch down tool
- Electric drill
- Cable tester
- Linux sources/application software on CDs
- Some O'reillys books for end users(both ISAE & Rakai are
welcome our UOL/Help Desk collection with over 50 titles)
Others needs like Web space can be take care of in our usual way
on uol's space on psg.
I don't what other ideas Bob Kambic had for the computer lab.
Charles Musisi, East Africa Help Desk
15A Nakasero Road, Agman-Era Annex,
P.O. Box 12510 Kampala
CellPhone:+256(75)707096, URL: http://www.nic.ug
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 09:35:21 -0800
To: Bob Kambic , Charles Musisi
From: "Steven G. Huter"
Subject: Re: Uganda and Makerere University
Cc: Randy Bush , Barbara Zirkin ,
Rakai Project ,
"STEPHEN R. RUTH" ,
Arthur Sanderson ,
On Tue, 23 Feb 1999, Bob Kambic wrote:
> 2.a Linix manual and Scott Mueller's 10th Anniversary Edition of
> Upgrading and Repairing PCs.
In addition to the PCs, monitors, modems, network cards, Cat5 cabling and
misc. spare parts we're sending to you later this week for relay to
Makerere, we can include a couple of boxes of networking reference books
as well - one for each project. O'Reilly, Wiley & Sons, Cisco, etc. all
provide generous donations to the NSRC in support of our efforts to help
build technical libraries, train more in-country folks, etc. We'll send
some of the classics such as TCP/IP Network Administration, Essential
System Admin, some network security books, and newer stuff - Linux books,
Learning perl, etc. and a couple of CDs with the latest Linux
Charles and Tom - if there are any other books that you specifically need,
let me know soon, and if we have them in our stash, we can include them in
> The books, machines and printer are for John Ssekamatte. I will leave
> you and the Rakai folks to think about the best distribution for the
> equipment from Steve Huter, whether to Rakai or to John Ssekamatte.
Agreed. Thanks for all the help and guidance, Charles.
The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)