Gazette Archive: Information Technology

Advanced Internet Lab Has First “Bake Off”

Posted: October 31, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Advanced Internet Lab has successfully completed the first bake-off testing of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS). Bake Off 2000 involved the demonstration of interoperability among the participating vendors for the various functionalities of the MPLS signaling plane. The purpose of George Mason’s Advanced Internet Lab is to conduct research on Next Generation high-bandwidth Internet […]

Committee on High-Tech Labor Releases Report

Posted: October 25, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

While skilled foreign workers can help relieve a tight high-tech labor market in the United States, cultivating adequately trained U.S. workers is a critical element as well, says a new congressionally mandated report from a committee of the National Academies’ National Research Council. President Alan Merten served as chair of this committee. “As the U.S. […]

Creating Cyber Shortcuts

Posted: October 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour Data files traveling between George Mason’s campuses have long commutes. To get from one campus to another, they must travel along a busy statewide network called Network Virginia. But very soon they will have a shortcut. Fiberoptic cables are being strung between the campuses to carry data traffic between them. The difference […]

Introducing Network Computers to George Mason Users

Posted: October 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour In the coming months, University Computing and Information Systems (UCIS) plans to replace many of the university’s public-access computer systems with network computers, which consist of only a monitor, keyboard, and just enough software to allow them to connect to the centralized network. Network computers do not have hard drives with local […]

Moving Slowly on the Information Highway

Posted: October 12, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Are your e-mails and data transfers moving ever more slowly? There are a number of reasons for the problems–some campus-based and others external to the university. Recently, George Mason has suffered from an increase in denial-of-service attacks, which the police believe to originate from other countries. Some of the university’s backbone routers and switches are […]

George Mason Computer Network Was Attacked

Posted: September 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour In late July, the university’s intranet or LAN system was affected by what network administrators call distributed denial-of-service attacks. The attacks caused users either to lose connection altogether to the LAN or to experience delays when connecting to the network. The attacks, however, did not cause damage to equipment, and network administrators […]

Beware: The Lovebug is Back

Posted: September 6, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Staff members of University Computing and Information Systems (UCIS) have recently found a new version of the “I-love-you” virus on several George Mason computer systems. Traveling through cyberspace as a file titled VBS.LoveLetter.AC, the virus deletes the contents of files located on shared and home drives (S and H) and slows down computer applications accessed […]

Share Your Documents Using DocuShare

Posted: August 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour If producing documents can be painful, producing them collaboratively can be torture. But University Computing and Information Systems (UCIS) has software that can make the collaborative process a bit easier. Late last year, the university acquired 500 user licenses for a product called DocuShare, created by Xerox. As its name suggests, it […]

ITIC Hosts Internet Technology Conference

Posted: August 23, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre More than 300 information technology professionals from across the commonwealth of Virginia will meet in historic Williamsburg next month to discuss the most pressing issues facing the IT and Internet industry. The Internet Technology Innovation Center (ITIC), a partnership of 11 research centers at George Mason University, Christopher Newport University, the University […]

Advanced Internet Lab Wins Website of the Month

Posted: August 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour “Form and function are strong features of this month’s website of the month,” says Paras Kaul of University Relations. The winning website for August belongs to George Mason’s newly created Advanced Internet Lab. “In regard to function, navigation on the Advanced Internet Lab’s site is clear and operational,” says Kaul. “Each page […]