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Server and network connectivity infrastructure for entrance exam 

Server and network connectivity infrastructure for entrance exam 

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p>Accepting the benefits of automation and to avoid the existing issues in semi-automated entrance examination system, Institute of Engineering (IOE) had decided to move into fully automated computer based entrance examination system in 2013. IOE had implemented automatic answer sheet scanning and processing system since 2004 and started online bas...

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... has setup dedicated and secure intranet including number of labs at Information and Communication Center (ICTC) Pulchowk to carry out the entrance exam. Fig. 6 shows the networking and server arrangement of the entire system. In which the redundant web and database servers with Unified Threat Management (UTM) system is setup. The Web Application Gateway (ALG) Server running IIS is placed on the demilitarized zone (DMZ), where all the backup and database servers are placed on the private LAN ...
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... has setup dedicated and secure intranet including number of labs at Information and Communication Center (ICTC) Pulchowk to carry out the entrance exam. Fig. 6 shows the networking and server arrangement of the entire system. In which the redundant web and database servers with Unified Threat Management (UTM) system is setup. The Web Application Gateway (ALG) Server running IIS is placed on the demilitarized zone (DMZ), where all the backup and database servers are placed on the private LAN beyond the UTM gateway. Router Access Control List (ACL) and the Server firewall controls the traffic over the public network. The real time exam server located in the private LAN is only accessible form corresponding lab computers. As of 2017, there are nine LABs each containing 30 computers so that entrance board can conduct exam for 270 students in a slot but 20 computers are reserved for backup and hence 250 examinees shall appear in a shift. For 12,000 applicants, the total shifts required to complete the exam is 48 and it takes about 12 days if four shifts are conducted in a ...

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