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Issue 34 - December 2002

What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
The Virtual Private Network (VPN) has risen fast to become a major networking technology in just a few years. With a VPN, you can send data, via a shared or public network in a manner that emulates a point-to-point private link, between two networks (routers), between two servers, or between a client and a server...

News Brief

CityU is Now Connected to Internet2
CityU is now connected to Internet2 through a 45 Mbps HARNET connection to Abilene via the STAR TAP (Science, Technology And Research Transit Access Point) interconnection exchange...

Windows XP Problems in Lecture Theatres and Classrooms
In the 33rd issue of the Network Computing, we have reported the installation of new Windows XP operating system on PCs of the Lecture Theatres (LT) and classrooms...

Successful Replacement of Staff Email Server
The Computing Services Centre (CSC) is very proud to announce that we have successfully replaced the aged OpenVMS Alpha Cluster staff email server with a more powerful Sun ONE Messaging server on 8 October 2002...

Progress of the Windows XP Upgrade
Since September 2002, in addition to the normal support work, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) has been busy carrying out the campus-wide PC operating system upgrade to English Windows XP...

Student Computer Literacy Programme Goes Online

Over the years, thousands of students have attended the Student Computer Literacy Programme organised by the Computing Services Centre. In the last academic year, the Programme accepted more than 20,000 course enrolments in 20 types of training courses...

User Education

Computer Training Through the CSC
Technology is moving in an ever-increasing speed. Staff and students alike are forever faced with the challenge of adapting quickly to the dynamic University computing environment...
Reading Acrobat Documents on the Web
It has become common practice for Web content providers to put up Acrobat documents as reference since it allows better page layouts and formats, especially for long documents with chapters, sections or graphics...

Password Security: Tips for Staff, Faculty and Students
Password is a very important piece of information for any computing user. Together with your username, it gives you access to all computing services on the campus network. Every time you connect, you must provide the magic word. When the password has been leaked to an illegal person, he/she can...


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