A Red Hat Linux-based system serves as gateway to the Internet for COM-FSM. It provides e-mail (including Webmail), an Apache web server, the Squid caching web proxy, and a variety of other critical network services.
Our connection to the Internet is currently a leased line to the FSM's only Internet Service Provider, FSM Telecommunications.
The majority of our LAN services are provided using Windows NT-based systems; Samba, running on Linux systems, provides the rest.
Our LAN consists of eight buildings (currently) connected via fiber optic cable, with internal 10MB and 100MB networks on twisted pair.
A WAN connecting each of our State Campuses is in the final stages of development, with completion planned for late July. We'll have 64Kbps connections to each campus, and increased Internet connectivity to the National Campus which will provide Internet and other services.