Global Networking Survey


  Section 1: Coordinates
 
 Name of the network:  TinoRed          
 
 Contact person/point: Carlos Valdes
 
 Postal Address:  Calle Reina # 2 Esq. Amistad, Centro Habana, La Habana,
 Cuba
 Telephone Number: (537)-637751
    Fax Number:       (537)-322323
    E-mail address  : carlos@tinored.cu
    
    Section 2: Network
    
    1.  Scope of the network: (check all that apply)
    
            Academic                []
            General Research        []
            Government              []
            NGO                     [x]
            Commercial              []
            Special Interest Group  []      Specify________
            Other                   []      Specify________
     
    2.  Description:
    
           Operating since         1991
           Registered users        500
           Active users            413 (connected at least once a
                                          month during the last 3 months)
    
    3.  Approximately, what percent of your users would you estimate as 
    being:
    
           -----   University and research faculty staff
           10%   University students
           ----- Government employees
           _____ Commercial employees
           75%   NGO employees
           10%   Employees of International organizations  
            5%  Other   Sci research staff and research-support staff  
    
    4.  Do you charge for services     Yes [ ]  No [x]
    
           If Yes, specify charging methods (check all that apply):
                   ____ Free to end users
                   ____ Fixed charges to end users
                   ____ 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?    _3000__USA$
    
    6.  Of that budget, approximately what percent is used for:
    
           _20%_ communication equipment
           _80%__ computer equipment
           _____ communication charges
  (Web Networks covers their comm. costs)
           _____ technical staff
           _____ management staff
           _____ support staff
           _____ facilities
           _____ software
           _____ overhead
           _____ other ______________________

    7.  Type(s) of connection(s) or gateway(s) out of your country
    
           _____ IP
           __X__ UUCP
           _____ Fidonet
           _____ Bitnet
           _____ Other _______________________
    
    8.  Communication links(s) out of your country (for each link)
    
           Speed                   __19.2KB__
           Leased or switched      _switched___
           Vendor                  __??____
           Where do you connect?   _WEB Networks__
    
    9.  Approximately, what percent of your users have:
    
           __19%__ e-mail only
           __90%__ dial-in access to a command line account on a host
           ____ dial-in SLIP/PPP connectivity
           _1%_ full-time IP connectivity

           !!!!(full-time IP connectivity inside the LAN, not outside 
               it...)
    
    10. Approximately, what percent of hosts on your network run:
    
           __10%____   an FTP server
           ______   a WWW (http) server
           ______   a Gopher server
           ___30%___   a list server
           _______   a news server
           ___50%____   a dial-up bulletin board
           _______   a library catalogue
           __10%__  other (file servers, Netware)
           
    11. Of the hosts of your network, what of each type?
    
           _4___ Personal computers running DOS
  4 en tinored como tal, pero en la red nacional, hay un monton que se conectan
  a nosotos (red de los joven club)
           ____ Personal computers running Microsoft Windows
           _2__ Personal computers running Unix
           ____ Personal computers running Mac OS
           ____ Unix workstations
           ____ Other workstations
           ____ Unix minicomputers
           ____ Other minicomputers
           ____ Unix mainframes
           ____ Other mainframes
           _9__ Other _Netware__
    
    12. Approximately, what percent of the hosts in your network 
    communicate via:
    
           __5%_ IP
           __95%__ UUCP
           ____ Fido
           ____ Bitnet
           ____ Other ________________
    
    
    Media: Ethernet thin-coax
    
    Comments (plans, etc.):
    
    Section 4: Help-desk and user support
    
    1.  Is there a help-desk or other central point for queries?  Yes [X] 
     No []
    
           Postal address:  Reina # 2 Esq. Amistad, Centro habana,
                            C. Habana. CUBA.
          Telephone Number: (537)-637751
           e-mail address: postmaster@tinored.cu
    
    2.  Is a general user guide available?  Yes [X]   No []
    
           Paper   []      Electronic [X]
    
    3.  User group support activities
           Describe here activities to support user groups in using the 
    network.
    
    Training seminars and courses, email-based support.
    
    4.  Training activities and workshops
           Describe here activities to train and inform user support 
    staff.
    
    Training seminars, technical meetings.
    
    5.  Other activities
           Describe here any other activities on your network you consider
           relevant.  Comments (plans, etc.): 

          The connection of affiliated hosts in provinces in an 
          IP-based net in a near future.
      
    Section 5: Success stories
    
    Could you give some examples of users or applications which best
    illustrate the value of your network?
    
-On-line CDROM access: Simtel20, C sources, etc.)
-Database of computing terms and concepts
-Listserver and fileserver
-BBS
-Packet-radio TCP/IP  links for amateur radio operators