This Bulletin provides information to agencies using the Albany Metropolitan Area Network
(MAN) or Frame Relay (using Empire-Net) for PaySR to assist them in completing their PaySR
network connection. This Bulletin is being mailed to Agency Liaisons. Please forward this
Bulletin to the appropriate person in your agency handling PaySR network connections.
1) IP Addresses
It is recommended that agencies using the Albany Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) or Frame
Relay service (using Empire-Net) for PaySR obtain an IP network address. This IP address
recommendation applies to Frame Relay users because their network connection to PaySR will
be through the MAN.
This IP address must be obtained from either the INTERNIC or NYS Office For Technology
(NYT). An INTERNIC address is a public IP address and is valid for use across the
Internet. For information on INTERNIC see their web site at www.Internic.net. The NYT
address is a private IP address and is used on the State Intranet only. The NYT address
cannot be used on the Internet (outside of the State's Intranet) without the use of NAT
(Network Address Translation). If agencies have an IP address from sources other than
INTERNIC or NYT they will be required to operate and manage their own network address
To obtain an NYT address, contact Cliff Hall of The Office For Technology (OFT) at
473-5622 or email email@example.com. An application for a registered NYT address can be
obtained from OFT's web site (www.irm.state.ny.us/policy/97-8.htm). If you currently have
an INTERNIC address obtained from INTERNIC, please provide this address to Cliff Hall for
A reminder for MAN connected agencies only: a Bridge Group 3 connection is
required for PaySR (and NYSTEP). Contact John Rotondaro at OGS for this at 474-3507.
2) Establishing Static Routes
After an agency's MAN or Frame Relay network connection is completed by OGS, the next step
in completing your PaySR network connection is to establish a static route between your
agency router and OSC's router. This process should be completed approximately four weeks
before your agency's computer-based training begins. This will allow time for agencies to
test their network connection from each of their PaySR workstations.
To establish static routes between your agency and OSC, the technical contact (or
designee) of agencies should provide the following information toTom Luther at
PaySR according to the schedule below:
Conversion Group 1 by April 22, 1998
Conversion Group 2 by June 22, 1998
Conversion Group 3 by August 17, 1998
a. Agency IP address of the MAN connection
b. IP addresses of the Workstations to be used by PaySR.
For agencies which use Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) to
periodically change the IP address of workstations, OSC will accept a network address.
However, IP addresses of individual workstations are preferred. The addresses of web
servers, FTP servers, SMTP gateways and other publically addressable stations should not
be included among the addresses.
c. The name, phone number and e-mail address of a
technical staff person at your agency for OSC to contact to create the static
A technical representative from OSC will contact the agency to create a static route to
the network 18.104.22.168, subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, via 22.214.171.124. After the static
route has been defined and established, OSC will contact the agency to test the PaySR
application and FTP connections.
3) IPX to TCP/IP Gateway Users
Agencies using the MAN or Frame Relay for PaySR who plan to use an IPX to TCP/IP gateway
product to access the PaySR network will need to advise OSC of the gateway product name
and version number, the TCP/IP address of the gateway server, and the number of client PCs
that will be using the gateway to access payroll applications. In addition, indicate
whether your IPX/IP gateway product will support both TCP and UDP. Examples of IPX/IP
gateway products are Quarterdeck's IWARE, FTP's NOVIX, and IntranetWare's IPX to IP
gateway. Please send this information to Tom Luther via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone at (518) 474-0390, following the schedule listed above.
If you have questions about this bulletin please contact Tom Luther at 518-474-0390 or