Public Ethernet Line Acceptable Use
It is the policy of the University of Arizona to maintain access to local, national, and international networks for the purpose of supporting its fundamental activities of instruction, research, outreach, and administration. Users of the Library Computing Network (library network) are to take necessary measures to safeguard the operating integrity of the systems they access and the accessibility of those systems to other users. This policy covers all persons accessing computer or network resources through any UA Library facility. The following policies govern the use of the library network:
- Library network services and wiring may not be modified or extended beyond the area of their intended use. This applies to all network wiring, hardware and in-room jacks. The use of a hubs/hublets or data switches is prohibited.
- The library network may not be used to provide remote (off-campus) Internet access to unauthorized users for any purpose.
- University-specific network resources or network resources obtained commercially by the University may not be retransmitted outside of the University community.
- The library network is a shared resource. Therefore, network use or applications which inhibit or interfere with the use of the network by others are not permitted (e.g., applications which use an unusually large portion of the bandwidth for extended periods of time, thus inhibiting the use of the network by others, and applications designed to send repeated email messages or mass email messages ("email bombs" or "bulk e-mailers") are not permitted).
- Users are responsible for the security of their own computers and the effect it may have on the network. Any computer connected to the library network must have up-to-date security patches and anti-virus software to protect both it and the library network. If failure to comply with this results in damage to or degradation of the performance of the network, access to the network will be blocked and the user must accept responsibility for any liability. Users must register their computers and have a valid University of Arizona NetID and password in order to connect via ethernet cables to the University network. Anti-virus software is available to university students, faculty and staff from the UA Sitelicense Web site ( https://sitelicense.arizona.edu/sophos/ )
- To conserve server resources for all users, pop mail clients (e.g., Eudora, Netscape Mail, Outlook, etc.), if set to automatically retrieve mail from the server, must be set to retrieve mail no more frequently than every thirty (30) minutes. Users may manually retrieve mail as frequently as they wish.
Users must comply with all university policies regarding connection to and use of the campus network .
Administrators of the network have the responsibility to protect the rights of users, to set policies consistent with those rights, and to publicize those policies to their users. They have authority to control or refuse access to the network to anyone who violates these policies or who threatens the rights of other users. Administrators have the authority to temporarily suspend network access without notice for a user/computer that is believed to have been the source of an alleged violation pending investigation of the violation and satisfactory resolution of the complaint.
Last modified: March 16, 2012