Dickinson University’s Information Resources and Technology
division has adopted the following regulations on the use of the
Residential Computing network:
FDU Computing network services and wiring may not be modified or
extended beyond the area of their intended use. This applies to
all network wiring and hardware.
- The residential network (in-room connections)
may not be used to provide Internet access to anyone outside
of the University community or any purposes other than those
that are in direct support of the academic mission of the University.
- The University-specific or commercially
obtained network resources may not be retransmitted outside
of the University community.
- The residential network is a shared resource.
Thus, network use or applications which inhibit or interfere
with the use of the network by others are not permitted.
- Applications which use an unusually high
portion of the bandwidth for extended periods of time, thus
inhibiting the use of the network by others by their very nature,
are not permitted. (This includes networked computer games).
- Forgery or other misrepresentation of one's
identity via electronic or any other form of communication is
a fundamental standard violation. Prosecution under State and
Federal laws may also apply.
- Users may not pick their own DNS names or
IP Addresses. It is also prohibited to broadcast any routing
protocol information or operate BOOTP/DHCP programs in any mode
other than client. Failure to abide will result in the user’s
room being disabled for the balance of the semester.
- Residential users continue to be bound by
Fairleigh Dickinson’s Acceptable Use Policy and all statutes
- Fairleigh Dickinson University is not responsible
for the loss of any data on a user’s personal computer,
nor of the integrity of the data on the system. It is the responsibility
of the user to insure that proper backup procedures are performed.
While the Department of Computing Services
actively searches for virus programs on the network, it is not
responsible for viruses transmitted from the Network and it is
the responsibility of the user to insure that his/her computer
is properly protected from any viruses.