27 - March 2001
Who Are You?
is not the head of the Post Office. When
you send/receive your e-mail, lots of work has been done behind
the scene. The e-mail is scanned for virus, returned with error
message if the recipient address is invalid, and answered with
auto-reply if the recipient is on leave etc. Do you know who is
taking care of all these?...
Information Officer Appointed
As announced in early December
2000 by the President, Dr. Jerry Yu of the Registrars Office
has accepted the newly created position of Chief Information Officer
(CIO). According to the President, Dr. Yu will be responsible
for the development and integration of all our Information Technology
Services to better serve the University community. This will include
the use of IT to support all areas of our work, including both
administrative and academic activities. The decision was...
of Computer Virus
During the last two months or so, the CSC Help
Desk service has recorded a marked increase in the number of calls
on virus problems and anti-virus related matters. Virus infection
Jam on The E-mail Path
Have you ever experienced this? Either no
e-mail can reach you within a rather long period of time, or the
same one keeps bombarding your e-mail account several times a
day? One of the causes for...
Broadcasting in The University
Long before the emergence
of e-mail, the telephone and campus mail have been the major form
of internal communication on campus. When accessing e-mail has proved
to be just as easy, it quickly became a popular method of communication...
Software Maintenance Support
Scheme for Sun Machines
Over the years, the Unix machines, especially the
Sun Solaris systems, have been widely accepted and deployed for
various academic activities. However, with the increase of...
Out OpenVMS for Academic Use: Final Reminder
This is to remind you that,
as announced several times in the network messages and previous
issues of Network Computing, the two Academic OpenVMS machines Texas
and Spain will be phased out by the end of June 2001. All teaching
and research work previously run on OpenVMS will have to be migrated...
Broadband Internet at Home
Q. Is it free of charge?
A. No. You have to subscribe broadband
Internet through the commercial service providers, say...