Final Reminder: Changes to Modem Pool
This is a reminder that on August 1, 2000, ISC discontinued its no-fee modem pool. Faculty, staff and off-campus students who need remote access to PennNet and/or the Internet are encouraged to sign-up with a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP).
The following changes to the modem pool became effective August 1, 2000:
Related Policies and Procedures
Also effective August 1, 2000 many restricted pages on the Penn web now require that you authenticate yourself using your PennNet ID/password to access secured sites on the Penn web (www.upenn.edu/)--whether you're at the office or at home.
A PennNet ID in conjunction with a password authenticates your use of PennNet and its connection to the Internet. If you're not sure of your PennNet ID or password, you can take your PENNcard to any of the following conveniently located PennNet ID stations:
You will need to swipe your card through the card reader attached to the PennNet ID terminal. When the card has been validated, follow the online instructions to select a PennNet ID from the choices presented, and then enter your choice for a password. To find out more about PennNet ID Services, see www.upenn.edu/computing/netid/.
For users of Penn modem pool services (for-fee or the express pool), please note that ISC officially discourages the use of private modem pools for network security reasons and will soon enact a policy prohibiting private pools. Multiple, simultaneous logins to Penn modem pools are also prohibited.
Some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the modem pool options can be viewed on the Almanac website at www.upenn.edu/almanac/between/modem-away.html.
For continued remote access to PennNet services and the Internet, faculty, staff, and students living off-campus need to establish an account with a commercial ISP or sign up for Penn's for-fee modem service. Please review details at www.upenn.edu/computing/remote/ and sign up for Internet access now.
--Information Systems and Computing
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 3, September 12, 2000