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Posted By Norman Elton 05-10-2022 01:22:18 PM
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I'm curious how other universities delineate the work in deploying technology to new construction. We (William & Mary) have a Facilities Planning/Design/Construction (FPDC) office in our Facilities Management department. They oversee capital projects. IT has a project manager that works closely with ...
Posted By Norman Elton 04-28-2022 07:00:21 AM
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We're considering moving from locally-configured admin accounts on our routers & switches to RADIUS. This cleans up a lot of audit/compliance issues. But it's a big step for people that are already under stress during network outages! Curious how others are handling this: We would leave an "emergency" ...
Posted By Norman Elton 04-27-2022 11:57:33 AM
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Agree with others, we upgrade only when bugs, vulnerabilities, or end-of-support dictates. We run Juniper EX-4600s on 20.4R3.8 and haven't had any trouble. But they're pure layer-2, no routing. Norman
Posted By Norman Elton 04-03-2022 08:59:19 PM
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Hi Debra, Here's what we know so far ... Everything in Teams is changing, very fast. Specifically around 911 compliance issues, features come out every few weeks. We're using the Dynamic 911 functionality of Microsoft Teams to identify the caller's location. I can go into details of how we're tracking ...
Posted By Norman Elton 03-03-2022 07:00:23 AM
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+1 for SecureW2 >> You will want to make sure that your AD host certificate chain is installed in your RADIUS server >> auth chain so that the machine can boot and get network connectivity through machine >> authentication prior to control-alt-delete Ryan, can you explain this a little more? ...
Posted By Norman Elton 03-02-2022 07:00:15 AM
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Similar to Chuck's post. Our clients are configured to trust anything issued by the InCommon Root CA. On the RADIUS server, we hand out the server's certificate and the intermediate CA. The client already has the root CA, so can build a chain of trust. This allows us to cycle the certificate without ...
Posted By Norman Elton 02-24-2022 03:05:47 PM
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Just throwing this out there ... one reason to stay on an authenticated network is to offer encryption. Sure, it's less important now that everything is SSL'd. But it's better than an open connection. But what about an open/unauthenticated network running WPA3 / Opportunistic Encryption? To be fair, ...
Posted By Norman Elton 02-15-2022 07:02:07 AM
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We are rolling out Microsoft Teams, and are looking to use their built in Dynamic 911 location tracking capabilities. Microsoft likes to tout that their solution is "RAY BAUM Compliant", but in reality, they give you a bunch of building blocks to assemble your own compliance. Ironically, we're meeting ...
Posted By Norman Elton 12-08-2021 08:26:27 AM
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Yep, go to General > Documentation > SecureW2 JoinNow Connector API Guide. It's not perfect, but better than nothing! Norman Elton William & Mary
Posted By Norman Elton 11-09-2021 09:37:29 AM
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Agreed with Ryan. I came from a similar background as yours ... networking. Implementing EAP-TLS is somewhat complicated on the RADIUS side, but infinitely more challenging on the client side. We benefited greatly by having our support organization and client-engineering folks involved in the project ...
Posted By Norman Elton 10-28-2021 11:06:48 AM
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William & Mary, a public university in Williamsburg VA, is expanding our network/infrastructure team, hiring an entry/mid-level field engineer. The position is one of a team of field engineers, responsible for maintaining hardware across our campus. Daily responsibilities include equipment troubleshooting, ...
Posted By Norman Elton 10-14-2021 07:31:56 PM
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I agree with Chuck's point that enterprise networks are becoming more and more unwieldy for a student/BYOD environment. We pushed for EAP-TLS on our eduroam network years ago, which is our "primary" network. We're realizing that the headaches of onboarding users gets worse every year, even with SecureW2. ...
Posted By Norman Elton 10-12-2021 09:28:22 AM
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Hi, What are folks using to track asset inventory? A lot of NMS's have very rudimentary inventory functionality. Basically, a long list of devices that may (or may not) be online. But I'm looking to get a little deeper, to track PO's for both hardware purchases and maintenance renewals. This would ...
Posted By Norman Elton 10-06-2021 07:21:51 AM
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Hi all, We currently have each campus building (or complex of buildings) uplinked to one of two datacenters. While there are redundant paths between the datacenters, the vast majority of our users are located in buildings with a single fiber path back to the network core. This puts us at risk for ...