ResNET Registration Info
Please read the acceptable usage policy for the UW-Whitewater residential network below and click the accept button to agree to all terms and conditions mentioned.
The Residential Network (ResNET) program provides access to the campus computing facilities, including electronic mail and the Internet, a world-wide collection of independent computer networks. All uses of ResNet must conform to the UW-Whitewater Computing and Network Usage Policy. Upon connecting your computer to UW Whitewater's network, there are additional standards that you must adhere to. Violation of any of the following standards may result in your immediate disconnection from the service.
Legal issues and commercial use:
- Do not use the system to place unlawful information on the Internet, or to commit a crime.
- Do not make copyrighted musical performances, movies, or images available to others with your connection.
- Using any node on the network to break into another system is illegal and prohibited, regardless of whether the target system is on or off campus.
- No commercial use is allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, offering advertising on a web page and providing accounts on your machine to others.
- You may not provide accounts, disk storage, or web pages to others, even if they are a university student, regardless of whether you charge a fee or not.
- It is unlawful to copy University owned or licensed software.
- We reserve the right to refuse service to any student who does not have a valid software license. This includes upgrades to new operating systems.
- You may not use ResNET for purposes other than those intended by the University; especially using it for personal financial gain or allowing access to unauthorized persons.
Shared Drives and directories:
- Use of someone else's shared drives or network resources (printers, faxes, modems, scanners) is prohibited without the express permission of the owner of the resource.
- No copyrighted software may be provided on a shared drive.
- Be aware that if you share your drives or resources that others may be able to use them without your knowledge or permission. We strongly recommend that you do not enable file or print sharing.
- Activities that inhibit the ability of others to connect to or use the network are prohibited.
- Unacceptable traffic levels that will result in warnings are defined as: Over 500 megabytes of traffic in any 24-hour period; a total of over 1 gigabyte of traffic in any 72-hour period. After one warning, exceeding this level will result in disconnection for 1 week.
- Unacceptable traffic levels that will result in immediate disabling of a network connection are defined as over 1 gigabyte of traffic in any 24-hour period. The network port will be disabled, and the student will be notified by telephone within 1 hour of disabling.
- Both incoming and outgoing traffic count toward the total.
- No streaming audio or video servers are allowed.
- We reserve the right to disconnect users without warning to protect the integrity and function of the network.
Workstation Configuration and Network Administration:
- You may not set up Novell Netware or Windows NT/2003 networks. The campus regularly uses both Windows NT/2003 and Novell Netware networks, and a student operated network could severely impact the administrative network.
- You may not choose your own IP number. You must use the IP number assigned through our DHCP server. Use of a hard-coded or non-approved IP number is prohibited. IP numbers are subject to change without notice.
- No protocol servers, routers, or other related services or devices are permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, DNS servers, DHCP servers, WINS servers, Macintosh seed router services, and hardware-based routers.
- No proxy servers of any type are allowed on student machines.
- No SMTP forwarding is allowed. Do not set up your machine to forward mail.
- Mirror FTP servers are not permitted.
- No network adminstration tools are allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, network monitors, sniffers, protocol analyzers, protocol decoders, printer administration tools, port scanners of any type, and SNMP tools.
- Use of the network system implies consent to monitoring activity on the network and connected systems.
- Do not tamper with University computing equipment, including the in-room jacks.
- No wiring may be split, re-wired, or otherwise re-configured or changed in any way.
- No mini-hubs, routers, switches, bridges, or other network hardware is allowed to be connected to in-room jacks.
- Only one computer at a time may connect to one in-room jack.
- The Office of Residence Life is not responsible for any service interruptions. The campus network availability may change without prior notice.
Harassment through electronic means is still harassment. Anyone using the network to harass others (as defined in university policy) will be subject to termination of connection as well as any other sanction deemed necessary by the University.
Use of or connection to ResNET constitutes acceptance of these policies. Any violations of these standards can result in disciplinary actions as described in the Residence Life Living Guide, as well as the immediate loss of network access, including Internet and file server privileges.
These policies approved and updated by the ResNet steering committee on 1/15/00.