Process-6: Network Resources

  • Staff & Students should not connect their personal Laptops to the wired network ports.

 

  • Staff & Student can use wireless connectivity to connect their Laptop & Mobiles by following rules and regulations:
    • The laptop should be protected with up-to-date anti-virus software.
    • The user must also apply the latest software security patches and service packs to their computers to prevent network intrusions or attacks exploiting the weaknesses of the computers.

 

  • Staff & Students should not install & configure the following:
    • Share IP address with other computer nor use static IP address.
    • Configure services such as:
      • Distribution of IP addresses on the Network e.g. DHCP Server.
      • Firewall or Router, WINS server, Mail/SMTP server services.
      • Domain Name Server or Proxy Server services.
      • Remote modem dial-in access services.
      • Wireless LAN access services.
      • Video or audio single-cast or multi-cast services.
      • Online services such as Game Server, etc.
      • Web hosting service or FTP Server services.
      • Peer-to-peer file sharing services.

 

  • Perform abusive activities towards other computers within AOU, such abusive activities may include but not limited to, performing port scan on other computers, sending SPAM mails to other internet users, depositing or connecting to Trojan horse type of software on other computers.

 

  • Staff & Students shall not tamper with the Network in any manner to:
    • Relocate the network outlet to another location either permanently or temporarily using extension cable.
    • Extend/Add the Network outlets using network hub, switches, routers, NAT (Network Address Translation) or wireless base stations of any type.
    • The Centre for IT Services may, in our own discretion, perform background scan of the Network for viruses, intrusion attacks and system vulnerabilities. The Centre for IT Services may also inspect the files on computers connected to the Network for evidence of breach against the laws of AOU.