sicanet




                          GLOBAL NETWORKING

 Section 1: Coordinates
 
 Name of the network:  Prospective
 
 Contact person/point: Dr. Izzeldin Osman
 
 Postal Address:  P.O. Box 3297, Khartoum, Sudan
 Telephone Number: 0029411772508
    Fax Number:    None
    E-mail address: None
    
    Section 2: Network  Prospective
    
    1.  Scope of the network: (check all that apply)
    
            Academic  			[x]
            General Research			[x]
            Government			[x]
            NGO				[x]
            Commercial			[x]
            Special Interest Group	[ ]	Specify
            Other			[ ]   	Specify
     
    2.  Description:
    
           Operating since:NA
           Registered users:NA 
           Active users:NA
      (connected at least once a month during the last 3 months)

    3.  Approximately, what percent of your
        users would you estimate as being:
    
           36   University and research faculty staff
           0     University students
           20   Government employees
           15   Commercial employees
           10   NGO employees
           10   Employees of International organizations  
           0     Other   
    
    4.  Do you charge for services?     Yes [x]  No [ ]
    
           If Yes, specify charging methods(check all that apply):
                    Free to end users
                    Fixed charges to end users
                X   Variable (usage-based) charge to end users
                    Free to end institutions(such as a university)
                    Fixed charged to institutions
                    Variable (usage-based) charge to institutions
    
    5.  What is the approximate annual budget for your network 
        connection and/or information center?   No Answer   USA$
    
    6.  Of that budget, approximately what percent is used for: 
  
             0.0%

           _____ communication equipment
           _____ computer equipment
           _____ communication charges
           _____ technical staff
           _____ management staff
           _____ support staff
           _____ facilities
           _____ software
           _____ overhead
           _____ other ______________________

    7.  Type(s) of connection(s) or gateway(s) out of your country
		
		No Answer Given    

           _____ IP
           _____ UUCP
           _____ Fidonet               
           _____ Bitnet
           _____ Other _______________________

    8.  Communication links(s) out of your country (for each link)
			
		No Answer Given    

           Speed                   __________
           Leased or switched      __________
           Communication vendor    __________       No Answer Given
           Connection point        __________
    
    9.  Approximately, what percent of your users have:
               
          10   Mail only
           0   dial-in access to a command line account on a host
           0   dial-in SLIP/PPP connectivity
           0   full-time IP connectivity                              

    10. Approximately, what percent of hosts on your network run:

                0.0%

           _______ an FTP server
           _______ a WWW (http) server
           _______ a Gopher server
           _______ a list server
           _______ a news server
           _______ a dial-up bulletin board
           _______ a library catalogue
           _______ other 
           
    11. Of the hosts of your network, what of each type?
    
             50%  Personal computers running DOS
             50%  Personal computers running Microsoft Windows
              0   Personal computers running Unix
              0   Personal computers running Mac OS
              0   Unix workstations
              0   Other workstations
              0   Unix minicomputers
              0   Other minicomputers
              0   Unix mainframes
              0   Other mainframes
              0   Other  0  Netware

    12. Approximately, what percent of the hosts in your network 
    communicate via:

             0.0%

           ____ IP
           ____ UUCP
           ____ Fido
           ____ Bitnet
           ____ Other ________________
    
    
    Media: 
    
    Comments (plans, etc.):
    
    Section 4: Help-desk and user support


    No Answers Given for Entire Section


    1.  Is there a help-desk or other central point for queries?  Yes [ ]     No [ ]
    
           Postal address:  
           Telephone Number:
           e-mail address: 
    
    2.  Is a general user guide available?  Yes [ ]   No [ ]
    
           Paper   [ ]      Electronic [ ]
    
    3.  User group support activities
    
        Describe activities to support user groups in using the 
        network.
    
    
    4.  Training activities and workshops

        Describe activities to train and inform user support 
        staff.
    
    
    5.  Other activities

        Describe any other activities on your network you 
        consider relevant.  Comments (plans, etc.): 

    Section 5: Success stories
    
    Could you give some examples of users or applications which best
    illustrate the value of your network:  No Response.