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Glenville State College maintains the philosophy that Ed-Net resources are provided for academic use. All inappropriate uses of the network are considered a violation of the spirit and intent of this philosophy, and should therefore be avoided, regardless of whether or not those uses are specifically mentioned in this policy or other Glenville State policies. The Office of Technology reserves the right to amend this policy at any time during the year as necessary. Questions about this policy or whether a particular activity would violate it should be addressed to the Office of Technology at 462-4106.

EdNet may not be used to provide Internet access, for any purpose, to anyone except for the single registered user. Only the user computer registered for Ed-Net service may be attached, directly or indirectly, to the network connection in your room. As the registered user of your computer, you are responsible for all actions performed on that computer. Using a computer, hub, switch, router, wireless access point or similar device to give multiple computers or devices network access through a single connection is not permitted. Ed-Net services and wiring may not be modified or extended for any reason. This applies to all network wiring, hardware, and in-room jacks. You may not configure your computer to act as a server.

Ed-Net is a shared resource. Thus, network use that inhibits or interferes with the use of the network by others is prohibited. For example, applications that use an unusually high portion of bandwidth for extended periods of time, thus inhibiting the use of the network by others, are not permitted.

Glenville State College assumes no responsibility for a user's loss of time, data, or other losses due to unavailable network services, network outages or power fluctuations. In emergencies, the network or segments of it may be taken down with little or no notice for maintenance or to protect the security and integrity of the main campus network.

Glenville State College Office of Technology reserves the right to suspend network service for any user suspected of violating the reliability and security of the network.

Cause for suspension of network service includes, but is not limited to, the following.

  • Use or possession of "hacker tools" including, but not limited to, port scanning software, packet capturing utilities, password capturing/cracking utilities, and denial-of-service programs
  • Use of software or devices banned or prohibited by the Office of Technology; the following devices are banned from use on Ed-Net: wireless network products (e.g. Apple Airport), thin-clients, game consoles (e.g. PlayStation 2 and Sega Dreamcast), hubs, switches, routers, print servers, and network appliances
  • Attempting to gain unauthorized access to any host or network resource
  • Use of Ed-Net resources to disseminate libelous, slanderous, racial, or offensive material
  • Willful attempts to sabotage network resources
  • Intentional or unintentional disabling of network resources
  • Registering a domain name or hostname to any IP address
  • Attempting to gain access to the network gateway
  • Running a DHCP or any other type of server
  • Sending chain letters or large scale broadcasts to lists or individuals (e.g. spamming)
  • Any network use that consumes large amounts of bandwidth and causes poor network performance
  • Improper network hardware/software configuration
  • Suspected computer virus infection
  • Suspected compromise of your computer operating system's security

Glenville State College will not tolerate the propagation or publishing of material that is defined as "obscene" by federal, state, or local laws. It is also illegal to transmit material that is threatening or harassing in any manner.

Academic misconduct via Ed-Net is considered a violation of Glenville State College policy. This includes, but is not limited to the unauthorized copying, sending, or receiving of programs, assignments, or files. Forgery or other misrepresentation of one's identity via electronic or any other form of communication is a violation of policy. Prosecution under State and Federal laws may also apply.

Glenville State College computer resources, including Ed-Net, cannot be used for promoting business interests. Companies and individuals are prohibited from using Glenville States College computers or networking resources for personal or financial gain.

Violation of U.S. Copyright Law will result in the suspension of network service pending disciplinary action via the College's judicial system and/or criminal prosecution. Federal Wire Fraud Law prohibits the use of interstate communications systems (e.g. phone, wire, radio or television transmissions) to further an illegal scheme or to defraud. Violation of Federal Wire Fraud Law will result in the suspension of network service pending disciplinary action via the College's judicial system and/or criminal prosecution.

Glenville State College Office of Technology reserves the right to perform periodic host scans to ensure there are no security vulnerabilities on computers connected to Ed-Net. These scans will be unannounced and will occur at different times of the day. If your computer is found vulnerable, you will be temporarily disconnected until the vulnerability is fixed.

By completing the sign-up process for Ed-Net service you agree to abide by the policy outlined above. Failure to comply with any of the Policy may result in the suspension of in-room network services, loss of Glenville State College's computer use privileges, disciplinary action through the College's judicial system, and/or criminal prosecution.

If you have questions or comments regarding this policy, please contact the Office of Technology at 462-4106.