Connectivity Policy

Wireless Device Policy

Since any technology making the use of the 2.4 or 5-gigahertz frequency range could interfere with the University wireless systems either in place or planned, it is essential that an impact study be made prior to purchase or installation.  Information Technology needs to be involved on any of the following:

  • Any device transmitting using the 802.11a, 802.11b or 802.11g wireless standard must be facilitated through the Information Technology department.
  • Cordless phones using the 2.4 -gigahertz frequency need to be coordinated with Information Technology to minimize interference with any wireless network devices.

Revised: April 3, 2004

Connectivity Guide Policy

IP Only – No Support – Externally HousedIP Only – IT Support – Internally HousedIP + Domain – IT Support – Internally Housed
Must abide by the Acceptable Use(TCU Computing Resource Policy) yes yes yes
Disconnect w/ Notification(should they fall out of compliance) yes yes yes
Disconnect w/o Notification(severe disruption, hack, etc) yes yes yes
If disconnected – does IT help them get back to compliance? no yes yes
Right to restrict services/ports(napster, dhcp) yes yes yes
Legally licensed server software(must provide copy of license) yes yes yes
IT is local administrator (or know a local admin user/pass) no yes yes
3rd Party Local Admins (such as some support contractor) yes yes no
3rd Pary Remote Access ability yes yes no
Patch Level Compliance (must they meet our patch level) yes yes yes
Anti-virus recommended recommended recommended
Compliance Timeframe – before we disconnect them? 14 days 7 days 7 days
Prior Notification before connecting yes yes yes
HW/SW Warranties – must always be in-warranty.  Recommend any new purchase have a min. of 2 yrs. no yes yes
Support/IT benefit section
Can use our generator? no yes yes
Benefits from locked machine room no yes yes
IT responsible for backups?(don’t forget cost of backups) no yes yes
Use of Operators (e.g. reboot my server please, monitor uptime?) no yes yes
Support for implementing patches no yes yes
Support for OS version upgrades. no yes yes
Physical Access to machine room without IT supervision no no no

What’s our main goal of this document?  

  1.   Safeguard the availability of our existing network
  2.   Minimize “rogue” servers for a variety of reasons
  3.   Create a document based on these concepts that can be signed by the department allowing us to enforce these items.