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ConnectHope FAQ

While Hope College's Department of Computing and Information Technology (CIT) strives to be an enabling resource in the use of technology for academic study, office productivity, and other areas of college life, there occasionally comes a time when expectations and limits must be set in the form of policy.

It is not the intention of CIT to develop and enforce policies to bureaucratically offend and limit the people it serves; rather, these policies exist to ensure reliable, secure and fair technology solutions continue at Hope College.

Therefore, as you read the policy statement below, please keep in mind that its intention in the larger scope is to maintain an excellent technology infrastructure and not to limit creativity, academic freedom, or other appropriate and welcomed activities.

"Can I play multi-user network games using ConnectHope Ethernet?"
CIT strongly discourages activities such as games which adversely affect network performance. The network is a shared resource, and should not be abused. If you participate in activities such as game-playing that hinder performance in any way, you risk losing your ConnectHope Ethernet privilege.

"Can I use music sharing services?
CIT strongly discourages activities such as music downloading and sharing which adversely affect network performance. Students are also prohibited from violating federal copyright laws while using the campus network.

The network is a shared resource and should not be abused. If you participate in activites such as music sharing that hinder performance in any way or violate copyright laws, you risk losing your ConnectHope privileges.

"Can I set up a WWW server or other type of server on my ConnectHope Ethernet connection?"
You may, but you are encouraged to be cautious about doing so. You should be aware of your responsibilities in upholding laws and regulations regarding such a service. You should be especially careful of copyright issues. In addition, if you want to reserve an IP address for your server, you must apply and register for one through CIT. There is a $25 per semester charge for reserved IP addresses. See the IP Address policy for more information.


 

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