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Date: Tue, 24 Dec 96 12:15:26 EST
SG>1) A brief technical description of your current network
Our net is called VAREnet (Vietnam Academic, Research &
Educational Network. Its BBS is NetNam using a propriatary software the
WorldGroup manager from Galaticom Co.
1993, we started with uucp both domestically and internationally.
>From 1996 TCP/IP has been introduced for internal use, while uucp is
still being used for Internet link.
SG>description of where you connect to the Internet
Currently, dial-up is used. And as planned, in first half of 1997
a leased line of 64k to Internet will be available. Australia is one of
the countries we want to link to.
Our net is of two poles: Hanoi and Hochiminh city (ex Saigon).
The main universities are connected to the nearer pole with leased lines
of 64/128k or bundled PSTN hot lines (tipically 3*28.8k each link).
SG>2) A brief technical description of the equipment/platform you are using
SG>for your servers, routers, etc.
The OS.s: SCO UNIX and Windows NT,
Servers: mainly (parallel) Pentium based PCs, some are SUN sparc.s,
Routers: Bay Networks, and some of CISCO,
LAN: Ethernet and Fast Ethernet.
The telecom cost, firstly the international one is the major
issue of networking. We, as an academic body, has no way to improve it.
Best wishes for 1997.
Tran Ba Thai,
Head, Networking Dept,
Institute of Information Technology,
Nghia Do, Tu Liem, Hanoi
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org