RWTH Backbone


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The RWTH Backbone, that is, the core network, is continually being extended to keep up with the state of the art. This includes setting up new components as well as modernizing the hardware and cable infrastructures. The service consists of the following basic service modules:

  1. The Domain Name Server (DNS)
  2. The centralized redundant Network Time Service (NTP)
  3. The extension of the cable network between the RWTH buildings
  4. The application of patches as well as analysis and removal of physical errors in the cable core network
  5. The centralized packet filtering (Firewall)
  6. The Intrusion Prevention System (IPS/Blast-O-Mat)
  7. Das Intrusion Prevention System (IPS/Blast-O-Mat)
  8. Die Web filter infrastruktur (Proxy)
  9. Monitoring
  10. The Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)
  11. Security

IT Center Help

  1. IT Center Help provides more detailed information about each IT Center service, such as guides, FAQs, configuration notes, and announcements..
  2. RWTH-Backbone
  3. Domain Name Server (DNS)
  4. Network Time Service (NTP)
  5. Firewall
  6. RWTH Webfilter
  7. Blast-o-mat (de)