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    This is an open group for background information and updates on the Jisc funded safe share project working with partners in the Farr Institute, Medical Bioinformatics initiative and Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN).

    There are two project streams:

    Higher assurance network (HAN) projectAuthentication, Authorisation and Accounting Infrastructure (AAAI) project

    December 2016 Update:

    Jisc have agreed to take forward the safe share higher assurance network (HAN) stream...

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    This year we will be holding two separate events on two separate days. One day will focus on Content, one day on the technical elements of Videoconferencing.

    The date has now been agreed for the Janet VC User group Content event-it will be on Thursday 5th December. It will be aimed at schools(all Key Stages) and FE, teachers, users, lecturers, Head teachers, subject heads.There will be presentations from a selection of Janet Content Providers,also opportunities for Janet updates...

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    This group was originally set up to share opinions and ask questions regarding The Cloud's guest WiFi overlay solution for the Janet network.

    Ian Horley is The Cloud contact person.

    There is a public access group at:

    https://community.jisc.ac.uk/groups/janet-public-access

    and any questions, comments etc. can be posted there.

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    Why is IPv6 important?

    Put simply, it is no longer possible for the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to allocate new network addresses under the old protocol running the Internet, IPv4. This does not mean the Internet itself is running out. It does however limit the applicability of all new installations. Many organisations have existing reserves of IPv4 space but the time will come when no new addresses can be assigned. Adoption of IPv6 needs to happen to allow the Internet...

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    A group to go alongside the WIRELESS-ADMIN JISCMAIL list - a place to store documents and record issues in the world of WiFi

     

     

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    Several universities have approached Jisc over the past year regarding the potential for sending broadcast content between a university and a national broadcaster.

    This group is for all those who are interested in this area, and are likely to or have already started sending content to broadcasters.

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    Old Netsight Shutdown - March 2020

    The old version of Netsight will be turned off at the end of March 2020 !If you have Netsight information and reports populating web pages, intranet reports or operation desk systems - please ensure you migrate to netsight3 and test these reports' function.  Notify us imediately of any issues. Please email help@jisc.ac.uk with a subject line of "FAO: Netsight2 Closure Project" 

     

    New Netsight (Netsight3)

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    IP Multicast is a bandwidth conserving technology that can reduce traffic by transporting single streams of information across the network backbone to regional and local distribution points where the data is replicated for simultaneous delivery to multiple users. Some applications that can take advantage of Multicast include videoconferencing, video serving and news distribution.

    An IPv6 Multicast Technical Guide is available.The updated IPv4 Multicast Technical Guide will be available in...
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    Carrier Ethernet Project – Final ReportCarrier Ethernet technology introductionEmerging Carrier Ethernet Technologies. Technical Overview. The document has 37 pages and includes:Technical description of PB, PBB, PBB-TE, VPLS (EoMPLS) technologies;Metro Ethernet Forum specifications describing Carrier Ethernet as a serviceGlossaryThe Janet Carrier Ethernet project Call for Participation in the projectLightpath Extensions through Regional Networks. Overview of issues and Enabling...
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    The Janet Delivery Team ("JDT") is the mechanism through which Janet and all regional network operators work

    together to manage the overall delivery of the Janet services.  The JDT comprises individuals nominated from each

    regional network operator, and members of Janet's Operations, Development and RNO Contract Management teams.

     

    The JDT operates through regular meetings of the individuals, in addition to normal day-to-day direct...