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MAFxc Changes. Bob Sutterfield ICCM 1998 June 5-9, Abilene Christian Univ. History. ICCM93 - 4:00am in the dorm lounge Partnership of GMI , ICMC Mark Patterson, Richard Fairhead, Cathleen Sward, Steve Neruda, Karl Fox ICCM94 - introduced CrossConnect April 1995 - move to MAF

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Mafxc changes

MAFxc Changes

Bob Sutterfield

ICCM 1998

June 5-9, Abilene Christian Univ.


History

History

  • ICCM93 - 4:00am in the dorm lounge

  • Partnership of GMI, ICMC

    • Mark Patterson, Richard Fairhead, Cathleen Sward, Steve Neruda, Karl Fox

  • ICCM94 - introduced CrossConnect

  • April 1995 - move to MAF

    • became MAFxc

    • joins MAFlink family of services (MAFnet, MAFtel)


Environment

Environment

  • Present

    • Pentium Pro 200, 128MB, UltraSCSI RAID

    • NetBSD, Sendmail, MajorDomo, Apache

  • T1, firewall, offsite DNS, backup MX

  • Rolling Out Now

    • Pentium II 300, 128MB, UltraSCSI RAID

    • True Blue Microsoft: NT, IIS, SQL Server

    • RealAudio


Services

Services

  • Stable email address, From: line rewrite

  • Email conferencing

    • Started with MajorDomo in Perl

    • Added email list administration

    • Added mail-based archive service

  • WWW hosting

  • High priority on email-only missionaries


Growth so far

Growth So Far


Majordomo shortcomings

MajorDomo Shortcomings

  • Arcane commands

  • Difficult to manage conferences

    • no help with bounce-o-grams

    • no WWW, news interface

    • lacks features

  • Difficult to manage server

    • requires lots of techie time

    • lots of helpdesk time too

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Search criteria

Search Criteria

  • Meet user & admin feature requests

    • hold subscription

    • see own post

    • more flexible and forgiving

    • cleaner digests

    • more interfaces

    • ALLfeatures available via email


Search criteria1

Search Criteria

  • Meet user & admin feature requests

  • Reduce helpdesk traffic

    • Quicker response

    • Staff available for other tasks, services


Search criteria2

Search Criteria

  • Meet user & admin feature requests

  • Reduce helpdesk traffic

  • Reduce techie involvement

    • helpdesk backup

    • maintenance

    • development


Search criteria3

Search Criteria

  • Meet user & admin feature requests

  • Reduce helpdesk traffic

  • Reduce techie involvement

  • API for future features


Lyris

Lyris

  • Access: WWW, email, netnews

  • Subscriber features

    • see-my-own, ack, no response

    • nomail

    • easy digests (messages or just headers)

    • sees commands embedded in MIME cruft


Lyris1

Lyris

  • Access: WWW, email, netnews

  • Subscriber features

  • Administrator features

    • Bounce-o-gram catcher

    • Multiple administrative levels

      • server, site, list

    • Auto responders

    • Multiple sites per server


Lyris2

Lyris

  • Access: WWW, email, netnews

  • Subscriber features

  • Administrator features

  • Developer features

    • API: Perl, C++, Java coming

    • Database (dBase runtime or ODBC)

    • Lots of sources and examples provided


International

International

  • Lists can use international characters

  • Multi-language Web, email interface

  • Multi-language document support.

    • A document can exist in multiple languages, and Lyris picks the right one

  • Identifies user’s preferred language by domain (.de, .fr, etc)


New connectivity

New Connectivity

  • Equant

    • dialup access at international airports

    • private network means better management

    • helpdesk everywhere

    • 75¢ per minute

    • 56K trunk now, will expand

  • Direct dialup to Redlands CA USA

    • ISDN, V.90, K56flex, V.34 digital modems

    • 909 or 800


New connectivity1

New Connectivity

  • Equant

    • dialup access at international airports

  • Direct dialup to Redlands CA USA

    • 909 or 800

  • Planet1 satellite phone

    • dialup everywhere

    • 2400 Baud data port


Email access

Email Access

  • POP3/IMAP and SMTP

    • Internet (tunnel only)

    • Equant (tunnel only)

    • Dialup

  • cc:Mail

    • mobile

    • Post Office

    • SMTP gateway


New security services

New Security Services

  • PPTP tunnelling

    • 40 bit (export)

    • 128 bit (domestic)

  • SSH tunnelling

    • default 1024 bit

  • Soon: PGP forwarding


Schedule

Schedule

  • Lyris

    • 6/98 early adopters

    • 7/98 full transition

  • IIS/FrontPage

    • 6/98 early adopters

    • 7/98 most sites

  • Secure POP3 and other tunnelled services

    • 8/98 early adopters

    • 9/98 generally available


Schedule cont

Schedule cont.

  • PGP forwarding

    • 10/98 early adopters

    • 11/98 generally available


References contacts

References, Contacts

  • http://hub.XC.Org

  • http://www.Lyris.Com

  • Conferences: [email protected]

  • Service Questions: [email protected]

  • Planet1: [email protected]

  • Speaker: [email protected]

  • +1 909 794 1151


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