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RE: Last Chance to Comment on NCR Statement of Work for HiltonHead Onsite Network

>My comments, are that the contract does not take into account the already
>purchased 802.11, 802.15, and 802.16 wireless networks. With the following
>requirements or exclusions:
>1) Hook up to a Ethernet connections on the 802 network, to enable these
>networks to become one homogeneous network. Or is this assumed. Then please
>someone tell us.
>2) Provision of installation of these other networks (if this is required,
>but may not be needed !!!)
>3) Ability to hook up our (11/15/16) servers to the 802 network.

As for (1)-(3), this seems pretty straightforward, but we do need 
contractor help. I know that I had a lot of problems getting the 
802.16 server configured last time. This had partly to do with 
damaged server software, but still there are issues of DHCP, DNS, 
etc. 802.16 will provide someone (someone other than me this time, I 
hope) to maintain and configure our own server, but we could really 
use a consultant and some instructions on recommended configurations.

The pre-meeting work plan is dominated by a lot of detail about 
running cables. It would be nice if it said more about configuration 
and test. However, Section 1.3 does mention "assist with the 
networking configuration on the servers"; I guess this should cover 
it if the contractors are in a good mood.

By the way, 802.16 will bring its wireless access point to add in to 
the network. We will also bring our many cables and our ten 5-port 

>4) The provision of an 802 server, and where this is coming from.

I don't think there is one. What do the WGs other than 11, 15, and 16 
plan to do with the network?

>5) Wireless user support during the week, and not exclusively for 
>the network or wired portion.

I think Section 1.4 address this pretty well.

>6) Printing support (may not be in this phase ?)

Good point. We should definitely network the printers. That was a 
great feature at the last meeting; I could send print jobs from a 
meeting room and have them available when I got to the office. I 
think this ought to be in Section 1.3.

>Lastly, co-ordination with the wireless groups. I know that this is new and
>we need to start somewhere but ... and finally, ARE WE having an outside
>connection to the internet. This being a provocative subject.

This is mentioned in Section 1.3. However, it doesn't say anything 
about how that connection will be set up. As I understand the 
contract, they aren't providing any equipment at all, so where is the 
Internet interface coming from?


>-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 20:52
>Subject: FW: Last Chance to Comment on NCR Statement of Work for Hilton
>Head OnSite Network
>OK,  My last attempt failed because the file was too big and the exploder
>threw it out (see below).
>So I'm sending a smaller *.pdf version and you now have until 6pm PST,
>Thursday, 3/1/01
>to get back to me with comments.  Sorry for the mix-up.
>  <<802-HH-OnSiteNtwk_SOW_021901-02.pdf>>
>Thanx,  Buzz
>Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
>Boeing SSG
>PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
>Seattle, WA  98124-2207
>ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721
>>  ----------
>>  From:	Rigsbee, Everett O
>>  Sent:	Tuesday, February 27, 2001 10:27 PM
>>  To:	'802 Exec'
>>  Cc:	'Don Berry'
>>  Subject:	 Last Chance to Comment on NCR Statement of Work for 
>>Hilton Head
>OnSite Network
>>  Colleagues,  Attached is the final version of the Statement of Work for
>the OnSite network for Hilton Head.
>>  Don Berry has agreed to be the P802 Project Manager to supervise and
>direct the activities during the week.
>>  If I don't get any serious negative comments back to me by 6pm PST,
>Wednesday, 2/28/01, (tomorrow!) I will
>>  sign the agreement and Fax it to the NCR contacts to activate the
>arrangement.  My only concern at this point
>>  is that the estimate for travel expenses may be low and the actuals may
>cause us to exceed our budget by
>>  some modest amount.  Don will be sending me an announcement bulletin
>informing our attendees how to be
>>  prepared to gain network access at Hilton Head, which I will forward out
>to 802-ALL.
>>  Let me know by tomorrow if you have any questions or comments on the
>arrangements.  Many thanks to
>>  Don Berry for carrying the ball to set this up.  We owe him a BIG 802
>"Thank You" on this one !!!
>>  Thanx,  Buzz
>>  Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
>>  Boeing SSG
>>  PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
>>  Seattle, WA  98124-2207
>>  ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721
>>  email: