|2001: A Network Odyssey
by David Lassner
The Director of Information Technology Services at the University
of Hawaii highlights significant projects now in progress as the
UH network backbones take a major leap into the next generation
|Hawaii Voyager: New Web Gateway to Resources in Libraries of the
by Wil Frost, Head, Library Information Technology Division and
Jean Ehrhorn, Interim University Librarian
Hawaii Voyager, a Web gateway providing access to libraries across
the UH System, was launched in spring 2001, and can be accessed
at uhmanoa.lib.hawaii.edu. Taking advantage of the Universitys
network infrastructure, the Web-based Voyager system provides
access to all campus online catalogs, allows patrons to check
their own records, and links users to Internet sites through browsers
such as Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.
|TIP2001: Techs in Paradise High-Technology Meetings
by Ward Takamiya
ITS staff at UH hosted TIP2001, a series of high-technology meetings
where international Next Generation Internet / Internet2 engineers,
leaders, and policy-makers met to showcase the latest in networking
technologies and discuss the future of the Internet. Hawaii is
quickly becoming a desired site for high-profile technology events
and is being recognized as both a strategic hub for future worldwide
networks and a capable and hospitable conference host.
|Information Security Is EVERYONES Responsibility!
by Jodi Ito
Computers on various university campuses were used to launch full-scale
denial-of-service attacks in February last year which disabled
high-profile Web sites such as Yahoo!, E*Trade, and eBay. An
article in the February 12, 2001 issue of Computerworld entitled
University Computers Remain Hacker Havens states that University
IT departments dont have responsibility for securing the research
machines and its not clear who does have that responsibility.
In reality, information security is EVERYONES responsibility!
|UH E-mail Services Enhanced with Anti-virus Protection
by Michael Hodges
ITS has taken another step to increase the security and reliability
of e-mail service for the University community. The Sophos anti-virus
scanner has been installed on our UNIX
|New Non-Mandatory Computer Equipment Contract Benefits UH Departments
by Naomi Okinaga
The University of Hawaii has joined the Western States Contracting
Alliance (WSCA), which allows UH departments to purchase computer
equipment from any of the five WSCA contractors without competitive
quotations. Price lists and information are located at www.state.nm.us/spd/WSCAmain.html.
With this non-mandatory contract in place, UH departments can
take advantage of price discounts due to volume purchasing, while
maintaining the option of purchasing from vendors outside of the
|Departments Save Money with ITS Site License Service
by Cori Kobayashi
Your department can take advantage of significant cost savings
by purchasing popular software through the ITS Site License Service.
By agreeing to purchase software in large quantities, ITS is able
to negotiate greatly reduced prices on a wide range of commonly
used software, allowing UH departments to avoid the prohibitive
costs of purchasing at retail prices. Visit the ITS Site License
Web page at www.hawaii.edu/sitelic for a list of available software.
The Web page also offers product information, provides direct
links to vendors, and more.
|Lifecycle of Your ITS Username
by Michael Hodges
Your ITS Username is your key to many of the services and resources
provided by ITS. All members of the University community are eligible
to obtain an ITS Username, which is valid for the duration of
your academic or professional career in the UH system. Find out
about the lifecycle of your ITS Username, from the time it is
created through termination.
|LDAP at UH
by Russ Tokuyama
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, also known as LDAP,
is an Internet standard which makes it easy to access common information
from many different computer systems and applications over the
Internet. Although still in an early stage, UH is moving towards
using LDAP to provide a central point of access for services such
as the ITS modem pool and Web-based e-mail. Future projects such
as wireless LAN access and Web portals will use LDAP to perform
user authentication and authorization.
|Online Student Employment & Cooperative Education (SECE) System
by Renee Kimoto
Students at UH Manoa are enjoying the benefits of the new SECE
system, which allows them to search for suitable part-time jobs
and obtain referrals online via a secured Web site. Both University
and non-University employers enjoy the convenience of posting
and managing their job opportunities online. Many eyes are on
this new system as it is the first application at UH to utilize
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for user authentication.
by Gordon K. Uyehara
UHINFO, the main Web page for the University of Hawaii, has undergone
changes in appearance, content, and ambiance as the development
team continually finds ways to improve the site. The enhanced
page features flyout menus, a message space, a faster search engine,
and a Calendar of Events section. Colors were chosen to evoke
an island feel and an intentional effort was made to simplify
navigation without reducing functionality. Look for these features
and more at www.hawaii.edu, the Universitys Web presence to the
|Imaging for the Web
by Ward Takamiya
Youve surfed the Web and have come across many interesting sites.
Now its your turn to put some pictures up on your own Web page.
How do you begin? Follow the steps in this primer for a basic
understanding of how to convert your picture into a digital file,
how to fine-tune your image, and what HTML source statements you
need to put your picture up on the Web. Youll be well on your
way to creating interesting and impressive Web pages.
|Managing Your WebCT Files with WebDAV
by Kenwrick Chan
Managing your uploaded files with WebCTs File Manager has always
been a slow process due to the Web browsers limitation of being
able to handle just one file at a time. A new product called Web-based
Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) overcomes this limitation
and makes managing your WebCT files as easy as dragging your files
from one folder to another.
Maintained by: firstname.lastname@example.org
©2001 University of Hawaii
Updated: March 29, 2001