WWC Documentation Project
Warren Wilson College has experienced tremendous leaps forward in technology
since 1994. Many people have contributed to these advances in technology,
and some of them have since moved on to new and different employment situations.
As is often the case when a System Administrator moves on, some important
pieces of information that were never written down left with them.
This web site is my effort to prevent that happening when I leave some
day in the future. On an ongoing basis, I will be documenting the
technology that makes our campus network run. Some of the technology
is obscure. Some of it is out of date. But everything described
here works. Some areas of this site will be password protected.
The password will be made available to a future system administrator, or
current WWC employees who require the protected information.
This web site is being built using vi (and Netscape Composer to save
Here are the projects which are currently in the works:
The following projects are well established, although ongoing:
We have completed phase I and are just beginning phase II of a three phase
campus wide network implementation.
I am implementing a 3 hop 100 MB Ethernet Backbone for the college that
can be upgraded to 1 GB Ethernet at a later date.
I am installing and laying out a Network Management system based on 3Com
managed switches and hubs and using HP Open View and 3Com Transcend Network
Management software running (for now) on a Windows 95 machine.
The college is about to begin construction on the Bannerman Technology
Center. I have designed the building ethernet network and the multimedia
The college is building a new computer lab in Jensen and a multimedia classroom
down the hall. I have designs for the classroom and the computer
These systems were implemented by my staff and I and require special documentation:
A Computer Lab management system based on BootPROMs utilizing the BPBatch
system developed by two students at University of Switzerland in Geneva.
Our year 2000 assessment and schedule for replacement of vulnerable equipment.
Grand network unification theory. (password required)
Here are the requisite fantasy projects to round out the page:
Telebit Netblazer with custom login system (password required)
Network Operations Center (password required)
Watch this space for more information on how each of these projects is
Here is a picture of the SysAdmin with two Sri Lankan, Buddhist
monks...I'm the one in the middle with the hair.
At some point we are going to construct a new Beowulf. I disassembled
mine when I left Highland Data Systems.
Direct transdermal coffee absorption
Look for more information about Lee Sudduth,
and other general collected ramblings about Snipes