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Acceptable Use Policy

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Title: Acceptable Use Policy

Number:
PL 501.0
Eff:
Rev: 3/20/07

Purpose:

Policy:
CWU reserves the right to change this policy at will and it is the student's responsibility to know and understand the current policy. By using Resnet, you agree to the following:

  1. You ARE ultimately responsible for any software and/or hardware that you install on your computer. Please contact ResNet if you have questions about whether or not certain software/hardware might conflict with this AUP.
  2. You MAY NOT use ANY peer-to-peer (p2p) or file sharing programs/applications on the ResNet network.
  3. You MAY NOT use network connections in CWU housing to provide any service that is visible off campus (i.e., available on the global Internet). This applies to services such as, but not limited to, HTTP (Web), telnet, FTP, IRC, "Napster" type music sharing, game servers, and email.
  4. You WILL NOT impersonate others or attempt to gain access to accounts or computers that you do not have permission to use, or spoof NIC, MAC or IP addresses on any computer to gain access to the network.
  5. You MAY NOT use "File and Printer Sharing for NetWare Networks" on your computer.
  6. You MAY NOT run a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server that listens on a network interface that is directly connected to ResNet. Basically, this is any program or device that assigns IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to other computers on the ResNet network. If not configured properly, wireless routers (or similar devices) may have this effect and this will be considered a violation.
  7. You MAY NOT run a DHCP relay agent on any interface. You MAY run a DHCP server on a secondary interface that is not connected to ResNet provided it can be configured to listen only on that interface.
  8. You MAY NOT use applications that consume disproportionate bandwidth, attempt denial-of-service attack(s), probe and/or exploit security holes in other systems, use unauthorized IP addresses, attempt "hacking" or "cracking", or otherwise degrade or restrict network access for others (either on or off campus).
  9. You MAY NOT configure your computer to provide Internet or CWU network/ system access to anyone who is not a CWU faculty or staff member or student.
  10. You MAY NOT configure your computer as a gateway into the CWU network (as a dialup server or any other means). Also, you are responsible for what your roommates or friends do with your computer connection to the CWU network.
  11. You MAY set up private servers for personal uses such as: game serving, local file sharing, or other applications as long as these file servers do not violate CWU policies, which includes but are not limited to software and music copyright protection. These servers are only to be used by CWU students and may not be made available to non-residents. CWU accepts no responsibility for data corrupted on your personal server due to other students or influences.
  12. If CWU receives complaints about or detects inappropriate behavior, your network connection will be disabled. You may also be subject to account suspension as well as University disciplinary and/or legal action.
  13. You MAY use the Resnet network for personal uses such as: Web browsing, transferring files, playing games, chatting, "internet phone", etc. as long as access to these services is done in a legal manner.
  14. You MUST keep your Windows computer updated for security fixes from Windows Update. If your computer is not up to date, it may lead to virus infection which, in turn, may lead to spreading viruses and result in section A of the AUP penalties.
  15. You MUST have anti-virus software on your computer that is kept up to date and is scanned weekly. If your anti-virus software is not up to date, it may lead to virus infection which, in turn, may lead to spreading viruses and result in section A of the AUP penalties.

AUP Violation Penalties

A. PENALTIES FOR VIRUS SPREADING

1st offense: The user's internet/network access will be disabled for one week, after which they will be re-enabled.

2nd offense: The user's internet/network access will be disabled for two weeks, after which
they will be re-enabled.

3rd offense: The user's internet/network access will be disabled and they will be sent to Student Affairs for judicial review and potential disciplinary actions.

B. PENALTIES FOR PEER-TO-PEER VIOLATIONS

1st offense: The user's internet/network access will be disabled for one week, after which they will be automatically re-enabled.

2nd offense: The user's internet/network access will be disabled for two weeks, after which
they will be automatically re-enabled.

3rd offense: The user's internet/network access will be disabled and they will be sent to Student Affairs for judicial review and potential disciplinary actions.