Educational Laboratory ["EdLab"]
Acceptable Use Policy
Students must bear certain responsibilities in order to continue
using the EdLab computing resources. The Computer Science
Computing Facility relies on users to refrain from deliberate
attempts to abuse the systems. EdLab users must consult with the
CSCF prior to
undertaking any activity which could be interpreted as compromising
the reliability and security of computer systems and networks.
Several other specific responsibilities are described below.
CSCF -- (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last modified: Wed Jul 02 10:10:39 EDT 2003
- Proper Use
The EdLab computers and network are funded by a variety of
State, University, student, and commercial sources. Students in
Computer Science courses may use the
EdLab services for educational purposes only. Personal, for-profit
activities are explicitly forbidden.
- Shared Resources
The EdLab resources are limited, and are shared by many students. To
avoid performance and/or service denial problems, users must refrain
from activities that consume an unreasonable amount of
resources. Users may not run IRCs, MUDs, VNC, or similar
applications at any time. Also refrain from running any screen locking process on the EdLab systems.
- Unauthorized Access
- EdLab users may access information that belongs to them, is permitted
to them, or is public. Users must not attempt to decode, crack, or
discover passwords or data that belong to others.
- The CSCF may remove users who are found to possess programs that
could be used to access private information that belongs to others.
- The CSCF may disable accounts that are thought to have been compromised.
- Users are responsible for any activity that occurs from their
accounts. EdLab accounts should not be made accessible to anyone other
than the designated owner -- no password sharing or rhosting.
- Users who have reason to believe that their accounts may have
been compromised are advised to change passwords and contact the CSCF
- Users are specifically prohibited from installing or tampering
with network software components on EdLab PCs.
EdLab users must not use EdLab resources to harass others. This is
considered a serious offense which the Department of Computer Science
will pursue according to University regulations.
- Sending unrequested objectionable (as defined by the
recipient) material to others is considered to be harassment, as is
the viewing of objectionable (as defined by the person objecting)
graphics on a user's desktop or workspace.
- Users may not use EdLab resources to support inappropriate
activities on any network, even if the activities don't interfere
directly with the operation of EdLab services. The CSCF will
diligently pursue allegations of network or systems abuse (including
but not limited to "hacking", "cracking", "spamming", "portscanning", or "piracy") and
other improper activities.
The CSCF will
prompty investigate any activity that is called to its attention, or
that is noticed by the staff during day-to-day operations or routine
Students are reminded that access to EdLab resources is a privilege
afforded them in order to facilitate coursework in CS classes, not a
right implied by enrollment.
- The CSCF
reserves the right to temporarily disable access to EdLab resources at
- The Department Chair has the authority to revoke accounts
permanently if deemed necessary.
- Activities which appear to violate the Code of Student Conduct will
also be pursued through normal University disciplinary channels.
This policy is intended to complement rather than replace any
applicable University of