This document, provided by College of Engineering Support, is a supplement to the OSU Acceptable Use of University Computing Facilities which is always the final authority in any issue related to computing or networking within Oregon State University.
- Email attachments should be under 3 or 4 MB. To transfer a larger file, place it in your public_html folder and send a link.
- Don't send unsolicited email, especially to large groups of people.
- Don't send mail that could be offensive or inflamatory to the recipient(s).
- Email is not encrypted by default; don't assume it is secure. It is not the right medium for sensitive information.
- Check or forward your Engineering and ONID email accounts. They will be used for class and account relevant information.
- Don't put offensive or copyright material on your web page.
- Setting up webcams, BBS's or other web-based services is not allowed.
File sharing / serving:
- Do not start "services" on Engineering computers. Services allow remote connections to your computer for access to files or other information. Examples are web servers, remote desktop, IRC servers, KaZaA, etc.
- Beware that most bittorrent clients are also servers. Bittorrent clients are only allowed if the server portion is disabled.
Games and competitions:
- Games are allowed but only if they are not disruptive to the network, computer, and/or those around you.
- RC5, Seti@home and other similar Non-OSU Engineering competitions or collaborations are not allowed on COE computers.
- Performing network scans from or to the Engineering network is not allowed.
- Do not connect a computer to the network without permission from Computer Support.
- Do not hijack IP or MAC addresses.