molloyt at keano.csis.ul.ie
Thu Mar 10 15:34:35 UTC 2005
On Thursday 10 March 2005 06:13, Rick Bilonick wrote:
> No, the university has made it quite clear that they own the network
> and control IP addresses. My sin is that because a lack of office
> space, my office was located in the data center. The data center IT
> people have no intention of helping or cooperating. Their solution
> would be for me to let them install Windows XP on the machine and
> they would control ALL aspects (even down to the screen resolution).
> I would not be able to run the software I need to run but that
> doesn't really matter to them.
> Rick B.
Welcome to the real world of University computing ;-)
We have a similar setup here with the University IT guys owning the
network and only supporting Windoze NT ( not even XP ). They have been
trying to go to a private network for the last 3 years but still
haven't managed it. So we have a mixture of public and private at the
At least they allocate us, the Comp. Sci. Dept. a block of IP addresses
that we can the allocate ourselves. So we use these to dual boot all
the student machines and look after them ourselves.
Dept. of Comp. Sci.
University of Limerick
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