SUNYNet Standard Intranet
Memorandum of Understanding for SUNY Intranet Service
Scope of This Agreement
This Memorandum of Understanding (herein called Agreement)defines a service relationship between the networking office of a SUNY
institution (herein called Subscriber) and SUNYNet Technology Services, an office within SUNY System Administration in Albany (herein
called SUNYNet). The Agreement authorizes SUNYNet, on behalf of the Subscriber, to act as the Subscriber's agent in acquiring and
operating commercial networking services. Legal and contractual terms and conditions related to the commercial services which the Subscriber is
requesting through this Agreement are &n;defined in contracts and tariffs.
"SUNY Intranet Service" provides SUNY-to-SUNY communications, designed by SUNYNet, for special networked applications in the
University. The service uses AT&T Managed Internet Service (MIS) under terms of the contract with the New York State Office of General
Services (contract # PS57455) and includes an Internet port, a local access line ordered through AT&T, and an AT&T leased router as the
demarcation equipment on the Subscriber's premises. SUNYNet operates an intranet router on the Subscriber's premises to provide encryption and
tunneling for defined SUNY-to-SUNY communications and to perform packet marking for application priority when needed.
- Ship a pre-configured MIS router to the Subscriber.
- Order and coordinate the installation of the local access (campus-to-network) line.
- Bill the Subscriber monthly for lease of the MIS router, use of the Internet, and lease of the local access line.
- Maintain the service; which include replacing malfunctioning AT&T-owned gear and coordinating local telephone company troubleshooting
- Coordinate the ordering, installation, and ongoing maintenance of the service.
- Act as an agent of the Subscriber with AT&T for network changes and problems.
- Purchase, configure, and maintain a router (herein called SUNYNet Router) on the Subscriber's premises that will provide
encryption and tunneling for intranet communications and perform packet marking for application priority when needed. SUNYNet will use
distributors and maintenance services, as needed, for ongoing maintenance.
- With the help of the Subscriber, determine the LAN-to-WAN routing, encapsulation, and encryption to be configured in the SUNYNet Router.
- Monitor the availability of the service.
- Make bandwidth utilization statistics for the line available on a web site.
- Provide space and power for the SUNYNet Router and the AT&T MIS router.
- Provide two communications links to the AT&T MIS router:
- Ethernet to Subscriber's LAN and/or to the SUNYNet Router, based on LAN-to-WAN routing configuration.
- Analog phone line for an AT&T-supplied modem.
- Install and maintain any campus wiring extensions to the circuit demarcation.
- Assist SUNYNet and AT&T with initial equipment installation and troubleshooting service problems.
- Work with SUNYNet and application providers to determine the LAN-to-WAN routing, encapsulation, and encryption to be configured in the
- Pay AT&T for the service and work with them on billing issues.
- If terminating within 12 months, reimburse AT&T for installation.
- Upon termination of service return leased equipment to AT&T.
The following line depicts the points of demarcations (demarcs) for determining responsibility and work domains within the service offered
under the Agreement. The Subscriber-to-SUNYNet interface, demarcS, is an Ethernet interface of the
SUNYNet Router. The SUNYNet-to-AT&T interface, demarcA, is an Ethernet interface of the AT&T
[ Subscriber LAN router] ---- demarcS
[ SUNYNet Router ]---- demarcA [AT&T MIS Router] ----- [AT&T Internet]
Subscriber's work domain is to the left of demarcS.
AT&T's work domain starts at demarcA and extends to the right.
SUNYNet's work domain lies between the work domains of SUNYNet and AT&T and includes the
coordination of the Subscriber and AT&T.
SUNYNet Planning Team
K. Phelps, Director of Network Planning and Development
T. Stillman, Manager of Network Planning
SUNYNet Technology Services
State University Plaza
Albany, New York 12246