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| MultiNet provides the primary DNS and
DHCP services for the University of Arizona's arizona.edu OpenVMS
cluster. The same cluster also provides centralized SMTP services
for the University. MultiNet is used primarily as a forwarding
service for the SMTP tasks, while working in conjunction with
Process Software's PMDF messaging product.
Students, faculty and staff use DHCP to gain access to University
resources from the residence halls, dorm rooms, classrooms, library,
and other campus locations. In order to gain access to the DHCP
server, clients must register. Over 14,400 clients are currently
registered for this service. The DHCP clients are assigned a temporary
lease from a pool of 6,000 addresses. "The MultiNet DHCP server
has been very reliable. As more and more people access the University
resources using the DHCP server, we have been able to depend on
MultiNet to support the growth. Additionally, we are evaluating
using the DHCP failover capabilities offered in MultiNet to ensure
uninterrupted service" said Chris DeYoung, Network System Analyst.
The University looked to the new SSH v2 (Secure Shell) and SCP
(Secure Copy Protocol ) features in MultiNet 4.4 to provide the
necessary encryption for connectivity that is required for remote
management in today's environment. SSH and SCP are used primarily
for management access to avoid passing privileged passwords around
in clear text. The primary cluster, several standalone machines,
and several UNIX machines are managed remotely using SSH and SCP
in order to upgrade and troubleshoot systems. "MultiNet's SCP
and SSH v2 features offer protection with both authentication
and encryption that is critical in securing our network. I have
experimented with competing TCP/IP services for OpenVMS and found
that MultiNet is not only more reliable, but it is also easier
to configure and manage. I have been very pleased with MultiNet's
performance and continued advances," said De Young.
|| The University of Arizona
(UA) in Tucson is one of the top ranked research universities
in the United States. Approximately 35,000 students are enrolled
at UA, with students attending from more than 100 foreign countries.
Faculty and students at the University of Arizona have access
to one of the world's most powerful computers. The UA's supercomputer
made its first appearance on the TOP500 supercomputer list in
2000 and in 2001, the UA is one of only 18 universities in the
U.S. and 45 in the world to make the list.
Dependability and security are top concerns for servicing the
needs of their arizona.edu network. MultiNet has been used for
years to provide the stability and security they require.
"I have experimented with competing TCP/IP services for OpenVMS
and found that MultiNet is not only more reliable, but it is also
easier to configure and manage."
- Chris De Young
Network Systems Analyst
Please call 800-722-7770 to get your free evaluation copy of MultiNet.