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DATA NETWORKING

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Overview

Santa Clara County ARES/RACES operates a high availability network, which is designed to maintain operations "when all else fails". The network provides multiple services, each of which is described below. Each service can be accessed using different radio and networking technologies, also described below. Some access methods are best suited for fixed locations with clear lines of site over the top of trees and other buildings. Other access technologies can accomodate users in virtually any location in the county. The network incorporates commercial-grade installation and operational practices, security, and monitoring technology to help ensure it is ready when needed.

SCCo ARES/RACES Data Network Overview Presentation (PDF - 4.3 MB)

 

Presentations

 

Services

Packet BBS Service

Standard amateur radio packet BBS (Bulletin Board System) service. The service provides full-service BBS functionality (messages and bulletins) throughout Santa Clara County even if the entire Internet is completely down. The service can also send and receive e-mail to/from Internet e-mail addresses. But the service is not in any way dependent on the Internet.

E-mail Service

Standard Internet-style e-mail service. The service provides e-mail functionality throughout Santa Clara County even if the entire Internet is completely down. The service can also send and receive e-mail to/from Internet e-mail addresses. But the service is not in any way dependent on the Internet.

Intranet Access Service

Standard TCP/IP access across the SCCo ARES/RACES network. The service allows high-speed, county-wide access to services provided by county or city/agency ARES/RACES groups and is available even when the Internet is completely down.

Internet Access Service

Standard TCP/IP access to the commercial Internet. The service is available for auxiliary communications, when primary Internet access methods are not available and does not compete with commercial Internet service providers.

 

Access Technologies

Several radio technologies are available for accessing the above services. Some are more capable and/or suitable than others for use with different services or for access from different locations.

 


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