NYU-NET is NYU’s Internet-connected network of computers, computer-related equipment, and information resources. It’s a collection of hardware, software, operating procedures, and policies.
NYU-Domain is an Autonomous System (AS12). It is a collection of IP routing prefixes administrated by NYU with clearly defined routing policy to the Internet.
A Brief History of NYU-NET
1957 – The Courant Institute at NYU gets an IBM 704 computer
ARPANet allowed file transfer and remote login techniques between Courant and other research groups
1983 – ARPANet transition from NCP protocol set to TCP/IP
NYSERNet becomes the first regional network to establish connectivity in the New York State region. NYU-NET partners with NYSERNet
1985 – NYU installed its own internal telephone system, laid broadband cable connecting all main buildings for TV and data communication
1990s – Thousands of nodes are connected through buffered repeaters and low cost terminal control units. Encounters problems running the entire network.
1993 – NYU migrate to NYU-NET-2, a fiber based, routed network with a double ring that loosely circles Washington Square Park. Hubs on the ring connect the outlying NYU buildings around Manhattan
1995 to 1999 – Explosion of applications with the entrance of the World Wide Web, HTML, XML, etc.
Wired (more on these after talking to ITS)
- fiber-optic and twisted-pair copper network cable
- data jacks
- telecommunications closet terminations
Wireless (more on these after talking to ITS)
- radio frequency spectrum
- wireless access points
IP Address Space
NYU has a single Class B network: 188.8.131.52 as well as Class C networks
- public IPv4 and IPv6 address space
- private IPv4 address space