[LINK] UK Government VPN

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Sun Sep 27 11:13:18 AEST 2009

Roger Clarke wrote:
> At 14:41 +1000 26/9/09, Tom Worthington wrote:
>> The UK Cabinet Office is building a Virtual Private Network called the
>> "Public Sector Network" for national and local government agencies to
>> use for voice and data:
>> <http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/cio/public_sector_network.aspx>.
>> This is intended to save money and set technical and service standards.
>> The network will be built from existing commercial infrastructure. There
>> are a set of detailed planning and specification documents:
>> <http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/cio/public_sector_network/governance.aspx>.
>> What is the AGIMO strategy for the Australian Government?
> Probably to keep using Fedlink, which has been in existence since 2001:
> http://www.dbcde.gov.au/Article/0,,0_4-2_4008-4_15868,00.html
> http://www.finance.gov.au/e-government/infrastructure/fedlink/index.html

AFAIK Fedlink is point to point.

In Canberra they also use ICON, which is dark fibre and also point to 
point. Anything else would fall foul of common carrier legislation, for 
which they would need a licence - which is all too much trouble.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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