The CSAIL network connects all locations in the research areas of the Stata Center with gigabit Ethernet at a density of one port per 25 square feet of office space, for a grand total of more than 4,000 gigabit networks ports. The network backbone is 10-gigabit Ethernet with a 30-gigabit core mesh connecting the three redundant backbone switches. CSAIL has aggregate outside connectivity of 1 Gbit/s.
Requesting a static IP address
- To request a static IP address, follow the directions in the WebDNS Users Guide to register your desired hostname. WebDNS will assign you a static IP address. You can then use DHREG to register your MAC address for the IP address WebDNS gave you. (CSAIL certificate required.)
- Send requests for assistance with the network to the usual address, <email@example.com>.
- For automated information about the network status of your machine, check Host Discovery.
Technology and configuration
Instant messaging and conferencing
- A VPN, for "Virtual Private Network", uses an untrusted Internet connection to securely connect your laptop to the "private" CSAIL network.
- VNC setup from outside CSAIL