Apologies - Louise Clark, UCL (LC), Henry Hughes, UKERNA (HH)
1. Connection and tool check
All sites present had good and clear quality today - best weekly meeting
2. Contract update
MAS - sent according to UCL contracts office - not received at sites
3. Deliverable D0 - Network monitoring
MAS - final draft agreed by UCL people and DAP
- no comments from HH to date
ACTION 98/03/06-1 DAP to send additional paragraph on mstat
ACTION 98/03/06-3 MAS to send to partners final version
4. Update on structured activities
1. Spanish for Lawyers
PH and JC reported that things are going well, but one student missed a
session this week. MAS suggested that we could arrange for her to watch
MMCR recording of that session.
ACTION 98/03/06-3 Exeter to suggest suitable time for student to watch
JD and SL reported things are going well now. Kasia and students
very enthusiastic, and the students would welcome continuation of the course.
MAS proposed that course continue after the Easter break - to be arrange d by MAS, JD and SL.
DAP reported problems with wb - full from Spanish session.
CSP pointed out problems with wbd - best to ensure that wb and wbd are not
used in the same session. wb doesn't check it's inputs, and since the spec
is not documented its hard for wbd to be compliant.
DAP; is work done on wbd?
CSP: no-one working one this ....
KH - J Highfield has done some fixes, not sure if they're deployed?
ACTION 98/03/06-4 LC/JC to check which sizes of pages and total number
in wb and wbd.
AV reported that students becoming more confident and are finding the
sessions enjoyable. More specific info on how best to prepare
slides for the whiteboard needed.
ACTION 98/03/06-5: MAS/LC/KH to look at this and prepare guidelines
and shape, fonts, etc.
SL - lecturers for Human Rights course will use many slides, diagrams etc.
MAS - Suggested that tutors give materials to helpers at site one day
in advance - send/fax files for paper backup to other site - test materials
day in advance in wb/wbd and fix/id which things work.
4. Essex-SSEES Social Science Teaching
SL has circulated timetable of lectures and titles of lectures.
MAS very interesting lecturers and topics - other sites please see if you can
find some more attendees at your site.
DAP seminar MArch 5 on use of mconfig and mstat to monitor traffic
CSP - sensible if supported by mrouted
DAP - can still be used to probe other routers
(agreed to provide para for D0 - see ACTION 1)
Next seminar will be by Lorenzo Vicisano from UCL on congestion control.
Will be fairly technical - MAS will invite wider audience.
MAS suggested that PIPVIC seminars continue after Easter break - is
seminars for Thu 2-3 slot - speakers on videoconferencing and distance
education. Speaker from the OU on May 7.
AV & DAP supported this.
AV suggested more sessions about hands-on experience with videoconferencing.
ACTION 98/03/06 - DH and MAS to do series on hands-on experiences of
for distance education.
Dates: April 23,30 May 7, 14, 21, 28
SL said continuing courses beyond the deadline originally agreed in
contract was on that assumption that, as progress and tools/doc get better,
the level of support required at partner site should be reduced.
KH - hardware spec for PCs finished - will appear on PIPVIC Web page
still problems id-ing an audio card that has no problem at all
no problem at all.
6. Action points from last meeting
ACTION 98/02/27-1: KH and JC to test sound card/headsets at SSEES again
next Polish session on Monday morning. Still in progress
ACTION - all sites to put rtpdumps and mtraces of sessions (with time
date) on their Web pages DONE
ACTION98/02/20-1 (all sites) please make an effort to attend the seminar
(potentially interested tutors). DONE
ACTION98/02/13-5 (All sites) to monitor their local links and report problems
local networks and workstations. More on this next week
ACTION98/02/20-2 (MAS) send network proposal to HH and circulate to
DONE to DAP, rest of all partners today.