To facilitate speedy information exchange and resources sharing, University Campus Backbone Network was first established in late 1992. The backbone is now built on a Ethernet based infrastructure using a STAR and Ring topology. The whole campus, including classrooms, student hostels, teaching blocks, academic and administrative buildings, are connected to the University Campus Backbone Network via high speed 10 Gigabit or Gigabit Ethernet (GE) links.
Staff & students
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The campus backbone network extensively links to the following Research & Education networks:
The high-speed connections with global R&E networks allow lectures, seminars, and conferences to be remotely recorded and even online broadcasted, regardless locations and distance. More importantly, advanced research projects can be conducted smoothly in virtue of computing power and networking capacity. Check out Feature: Connection to International Research & Education Networks.
Check out a summary of Ways for CUHK Staff & Students to Connect Campus Network and the Internet.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology has been adopted to secure the access to Campus Backbone Network.
To further enhance campus network security, the following incoming connection requests originated from off campus have been blocked. Eligible users should enable a CUHK VPN / SSL VPN when accessing campus computers over these protocols.
The ITSC has been connected to the regional IPv6 networks which allow our websites to be listed with a longer six-byte number. It is different from the IPv4 networks which only support four-byte IP addresses. Check out Feature: IPv6 Development in CUHK
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