Systems Staff Meeting Notes 10/11/99

Systems Staff Meeting Notes
October 11, 1999

Present: Bill Covey, Debra Harris, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Everett Phillips, Hilton Soto, Ying Tang
  1. Bill & Suzy just returned from Ft. Lauderdale where Suzy took a pitch hitter class in case the pilot (Bill) keels over - aimed at survival landings.
Review Minutes of 10/4/99
  1. RIR#1 - The 9 Cow order for Library Administration has been held up - the money is not available yet.
  2. There has been an outbreak of macro viruses - W97 - can go across machines. Need to do an update on virus scan DAT files.
  3. The pending orders may start to move soon - Bill received the outline of FCLA expenditure yesterday.
Ongoing Systems Updates
  1. Proxy server outage last week - it resides on the east wall of Bill's office (UNIX box). Try restarting it if it has problems. Suzy has enough background to try taking care of it if need be.
  2. BUDDYLIST/Budweiser screen saver hoax - ignore!
  3. IP conflicts in West: Dale vs. Xerox - both Dale & a Xerox printer were using the same IP address. Unsure why this happened.
  4. Discussion at MMM on the demise of dumb terminals. All SNA's will go by the end of December. We'll need to figure out the printing of some remote SAMAS reports used by Trish Vice & Grace Strawn.
  5. The first Somba server is up & running: SMATHERSL2. Will put the ATC project up on it. Will need to get a fresh copy of ATC within the next week or so. ATC will be a backup in the case of FCLA failure. Currently it isn't accessible from multiple work stations, but the Somba server will enable it to handle multiple access. The Somba is a combination of Linux & NT - which are the 2 most commonly hacked. It won't FTP or Telnet.
Software Projects Status
  1. Demonstrated the wiring database last week - it's looking very promising. Will have a layout of all connections, traceable from either end - each individual line.
DP Coordinator
  1. Water bill amounts have been put in everyone's mailboxes. Money should go to Bill, he has to pay it by October 15.
  2. Water empties to be credited to Library Administration have still not been picked up.
  1. Bill & Suzy will be out October 20-November 2.
  2. Everett will be out October 22-November 2.
  3. Homecoming Picnic - Friday, November 5.

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