OSS Case Study Awards 2008 “ LAN-Proxy for Malaysian Meteorological Department”
Organization Background <ul><li>Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD). </li></ul><ul><li>Under Ministry of Science, Te...
Organization Chart
Introduction <ul><li>Project : MMD LAN-Proxy </li></ul><ul><li>Main Objective: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create LAN-Proxy with...
LAN-Proxy <ul><li>What is a LAN-Proxy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is a server (a computer system or an application program) that...
Infrastructure Diagram
Development Process <ul><li>In-house configuration and customization of available OSS applications  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Benefits <ul><li>Fully customized proxy in terms of security, functions and usability. </li></ul><ul><li>Faster Internet a...
Challenges <ul><li>Development issue - Lack of references and sources </li></ul><ul><li>Due to in-house customization, spe...
Savings <ul><li>Less outstation claims regarding problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut off money on installation of new GITN lin...
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Meteorological Department Sharing Success Story by the Regional OSS Case Study Winners. MyGOSSCON 2008. En. Mohd Sani Bin Mat Isa
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Meteorological Department Sharing Success Story by the Regional OSS Case Study Winners

  1. 1. OSS Case Study Awards 2008 “ LAN-Proxy for Malaysian Meteorological Department”
  2. 2. Organization Background <ul><li>Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD). </li></ul><ul><li>Under Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>6 Regional Meteorological Offices (RMO), 37 Principal Station and 100++ Automatic Weather Station. </li></ul><ul><li>Full address : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Malaysian Meteorological Department, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jalan Sultan, 46667 Petaling Jaya, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phone : 603 – 7967 8000 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax : 603 – 7955 0964 </li></ul><ul><li>Website : http://www.met.gov.my </li></ul>
  3. 3. Organization Chart
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Project : MMD LAN-Proxy </li></ul><ul><li>Main Objective: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create LAN-Proxy with dual Internet connection for continuously connectivity for Internet access, sending and archiving meteorological data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established VPN between regional offices and MMD HQ for EG / HRMIS application access. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initiated regarding the needs to have uninterrupted Internet access for weather forecasting and other meteorological activities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. LAN-Proxy <ul><li>What is a LAN-Proxy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is a server (a computer system or an application program) that services the requests of its clients by forwarding requests to other servers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource, available from a different server. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The proxy server provides the resource by connecting to the specified server and requesting the service on behalf of the client. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Infrastructure Diagram
  7. 7. Development Process <ul><li>In-house configuration and customization of available OSS applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fedora – operating system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shorewall – iptables and routing manipulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Squid – web cache service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dansguardian – web filtering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenVPN – established vpn connection </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><li>Fully customized proxy in terms of security, functions and usability. </li></ul><ul><li>Faster Internet access due to usage of web cache services. </li></ul><ul><li>Highly availability Internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>Less support and maintenance regarding downtime. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Challenges <ul><li>Development issue - Lack of references and sources </li></ul><ul><li>Due to in-house customization, spent lots of time on application testing and trial to get solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Good support from management regarding hardware acquisition. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Savings <ul><li>Less outstation claims regarding problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut off money on installation of new GITN lines at all Regional Meteorological Offices. </li></ul>
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