Acceptable Use Policy
You are personally responsible for all use of your
computer and the network connection while you are attached to USF's
network. You will be held accountable for any
violations that occur involving your computer and/or network
- You are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure
your computer against viruses, worms and other attacks. You will be held
responsible for consequences resulting from unpatched systems or
- You will not use your network connection to send unsolicited mail
(SPAM) or other unsolicited mass notices (pop-ups, instant messages etc.)
- You must not use USF resources and/or facilities to gain or attempt
to gain unauthorized access to remote computers or network.
- Granting access to USF resources to individuals external to the
University through your network connection is prohibited.
- You must not deliberately perform an act which will seriously
impact the operation of computers, peripherals, or networks. This
includes, but is not limited to, tampering with components of a
network or otherwise blocking communication lines (Denial of
Service Attacks), or interfering with the operational
readiness of a computer.
- You will not generate excessive network traffic
in so much that it interferes with another user's ability to utilize
- You are authorized to connect a single computer to a single wall
jack. Wiring and/or wall jacks may not be altered or extended beyond
the location of their intended use. You may not connect hubs,
switches, wireless access points or any other network
equipment to the wall jack. If you have a real need for
multiple simultaneous computers, please contact
Information Technology Communications.
- You will not attempt to masquerade as another user, hide your
identity, or attempt to monitor network traffic.
- It is required that you use DHCP for IP address
assignment. You will not use any IP address except that which has
been automatically assigned to you via DHCP.
- You will not register any domain name pointing to a USF IP address.
- You will not download or share unauthorized copyrighted materials.
- Servers (FTP, WWW, IRC, etc) are not permitted
on the USF open-use network.
- Any traffic traversing USF's network is subject to
monitoring and inspection.
- Failure to comply with applicable acceptable use
policies may be a violation of state or even federal laws and could
result in criminal prosecution. If you are in doubt as to whether or
not to do something either don't do it or first contact USF
Information Technology Communications staff to ensure that no laws are broken.
- By registering your computer with our server and using
USF's open-use network connections, you are consenting to
this acceptable use policy. If you do not agree
with all of these requirements, do not use or register to use
the network connections provided.