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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: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 25 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

ACM SIGUCCS: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1359: DOI

Abstract

This FYI RFC outlines the major issues an institution should consider in the decision and implementation of a campus connection to the Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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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

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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......................................... 15 7. Appendix A. Partial List of IP Service Providers.............. 16 8. Appendix B. NSFNet Backbone Services Acceptable Use Policy.... 22 9. References..................................

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