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Connecting to the Internet - What Connecting Institutions Should Anticipate (RFC1359)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002183D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 21 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

ACM SIGUCCS: AUTHOR

Abstract

This FYI RFC outlines the major issues an institution should consider in the decision and implementation of a campus connection to the Internet.

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Network Working Group ACM SIGUCCS

Request for Comments: 1359 Networking Taskforce

FYI: 16 August 1992

Connecting to the Internet

What Connecting Institutions Should Anticipate

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Abstract

This FYI RFC outlines the major issues an institution should consider

in the decision and implementation of a campus connection to the

Internet.

In order to provide clarity to the reader, some specific information

has been detailed. In doing so, the document has been directed

toward U.S. academic institutions that have not yet connected to the

Internet.

However, the issues for which specific information has been provided

can be generalized for any organization that wishes to participate in

the world-wide Internet community. It will be necessary for those

organizations to obtain the correct and detailed information from

their local or national IP service providers. In addition, this

document may be used as an evaluation checklist for organizations

that are currently connected. Readers are expected to have general

familiarity with networking concepts and terminology.

Table of Contents

1. Acknowledgements.............................................. 2

2. Introduction.................................................. 2

3. Initial Planning/Pre-Internet Installation Phase............... 4

3.1 Ask the Vital Question...................................... 4

3.2 Reasons Why to Participate................................... 5

3.3 Connection Options........................................... 6

3.4 Connection Service Providers................................. 7

3.5 Sample Questions for Connection Services Providers........... 8

3.5.1 Sample Questions........................................... 8

3.6 Cost Assessment.............................................. 9

4. Initial Implementation and Startup Phase....................... 10

4.1 Policy Issues................................................ 10

4.2 Connection to the Mid-level Network.......................... 11

4.3 IP Addresses and Domain Names................................ 11

4.4 Technical Issues............................................. 12

4.5 Support...................................................... 12

4.6 Training..................................................... 13

4.7 Promotion.................................................... 13

5. Full Production/Maintenance................................... 13

5.1 Technical Issues............................................. 14

5.2 Human Factors................................................ 14

6. Evaluation Strategies....................................