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FYI: 16

Network Working Group
Request for Comments: 1359
FYI: 16
Category:
August 1992

ACM SIGUCCS, Networking Taskforce

Connecting to the Internet

What Connecting Institutions Should Anticipate

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This FYI RFC outlines the major issues an institution should consider in the decision and implementation of a campus connection to the Internet.

In order to provide clarity to the reader, some specific information has been detailed. In doing so, the document has been directed toward U.S. academic institutions that have not yet connected to the Internet.

However, the issues for which specific information has been provided can be generalized for any organization that wishes to participate in the world-wide Internet community. It will be necessary for those organizations to obtain the correct and detailed information from their local or national IP service providers. In addition, this document may be used as an evaluation checklist for organizations that are currently connected. Readers are expected to have general familiarity with networking concepts and terminology.

Table of Contents


1. Acknowledgements.............................................. 2
2. Introduction.................................................. 2
3. Initial Planning/Pre-Internet Installation Phase............... 4


4. Initial Implementation and Startup Phase....................... 10
5. Full Production/Maintenance................................... 13