MCVL Acceptable Use Policies

  1. This is not a public computing facility. The MCVL facility was established by Drs. Zhuang and Palaniappan and is dedicated to research only. Having an account here is a privilege, not a right. Not abiding by the policies below will result in immediate termination of the user's account.

  2. Abide by all University of Missouri computer usage policies and restrictions as specified in the documents:

  3. The lab is for research only. Personal unrelated jobs, unnecessary Web page browsing, or homework assignments cannot be done using MCVL resources. For classwork you should be using IATS facilities.

  4. Do not share your password or user account privileges include disk usage with any other user or anyone else. This is a computer security violation and can result in immediate termination of your account.

  5. Installing any software or hardware on the UNIX workstations or PCs in MCVL must be coordinated through the system managers (i.e. Hai Jiang, Feng Chang or Joshua Fraser). Individual users are not allowed to modify hardware or system software configurations.

  6. Do not install or change network address information or connect PCs to the network (especially for new PCs) without prior explicit approval from Feng Chang, Dr. Palaniappan and Dr. Springer. Improperly configured PCs have caused a lot of embarrassment and network problems in the past.

  7. Several machines have restricted access for a few users based on funded projects. These machines are the Octanes, Onyx2 and Origin 2000: meru, bochi, viking, explorer, voyager and voyager2. You login will typically not work on these machines and you should not be using them if you do not have permission. Note: In order to provide E-mail services, we cannot restrict access to meru in the same manner as the other four computers. (However, you are not allowed to log onto meru!)

  8. Do not reboot computers, especially workstations whose hard disks can be easily damaged.

  9. Only research related material can be stored under your account. Offensive material is strictly forbidden.

  10. When you do not use the machine, please log off when you leave for an extended period of time so that other lab members can use the workstation. And use xlock when you step away from the console for a short period of time. This is to ensure system security.

  11. Respect the rights of others by not abusing disk storage usage or violating privacy rights.

  12. Do not try to obtain confidential information.

  13. The last person leaving the lab must make sure that both doors of Rm. 350 are locked.

  14. Absolutely no food or drink is allowed in the MCVL.