Computer and Network Use Policy
In addition, the following policies apply within the Computer Science Department:
Computer Science Department Network Security and Privacy Policies
- Creation of any program, Web form, or other mechanism that asks
for a Computer Science department user identity and password,
e.g. UNIX ID, MRL ID, is prohibited.
- User files on departmental systems are kept as private as possible.
Attempts to read another person's protected files will be treated with the
utmost seriousness. The system administrators will not override file
protections unless necessary in the course of their duties, and will treat
the contents of those files as private information at all times.
- The Department tries to keep the data on the machines as well as the
packets to and from them private. However, the department cannot guarantee
the absolute security of its systems, the privacy of any data stored or
the data packets originated from or going to them.
Computer Science Departmental Network and Computing Usage Policies
PLEASE DO NOT
Action: We will kill all jobs that violate one or more of the rules above
and THEN notify the owner.
- run multiple jobs of the same program on multiple machines
- run multiple jobs of the same program on the same machine
- run a job that requires more resources than the machine can provide, such as a job
that requires 1GB or more of memory on a machine with only 1GB of memory
- run a job that uses up the entire CPU
- run a long term job without using the "nice" command
Action: We will report this to the appropriate authorities.
- distributing copyrighted material using departmental systems
Action: We will ask you to leave the lab.
- disconnect power or ethernet of the machines in the labs to use for your laptop
- bring food or drink into the lab. You already know Coffee, soda, and crumbs does not go well with computers
- Lock your session on the computer then leave for a while. When you leave the lab, please log off
See information on copyright at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/help/copyright-info.html
Violations of these policies may result in the immediate suspension of
computer account and network access pending investigation of circumstances
and may lead to their eventual revocation. Serious violations of the
policy will be referred directly to the appropriate entity or outside
authorities; unauthorized use of departmental computing facilities can be
a criminal offense. The penalties may be as severe as suspension or
dismissal from the university and/or criminal prosecution.
Problems to firstname.lastname@example.org
Modified: December 15, 2008