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Description of the UCSB Network


Data networking at UCSB has three major components:

  • External Wide Area Network (WAN) connections. These connections tie UCSB to off-campus networks, including other UC campuses, Internet2, and the commodity Internet.
  • Core (Inter-Building) Backbone connections. The backbone serves to interconnect departments and provides transport to the external links. The current version of this network is known as the Next Generation Backbone (NGB) Phase I.
  • Intra-Building Local Area Network (LAN) connections. LAN connections are typically supported at the department or division level and provide connectivity between the end-user desktop PC and the campus backbone network.

View a diagram showing these three components.


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