There are many devices and services which cannot be attached to the network because they can interfere with the function of the system. These include the following.
- Personal computers because we can't guarantee how they have been maintained and managed and could contain malware and viruses.
- Network name servers such as DNS servers, etc.
- Network address management systems which administer or assign network node addresses for TCP/IP or other protocols (BOOT-P, DHCP, etc.).
- Network cabling/wiring, or equipment which transmits network signals (hubs, routers, concentrators, switches, or other).
- Connections to other networks or the Internet, without express consent by the Manager of Network Services.
- Any device which has the ability to record or display network traffic or network data content, and thereby breach the privacy of users.
- Any network or application security device such as local network firewalls which negatively impact the normal flow of authorized user and data traffic on the campus network.
- Any system, service, or device which interferes with the normal operation of existing infrastructural services including but not limited to Email, Email SMTP gateway, Web, FTP, Proxy, or others.
- Any services or systems which conduct commerce not specifically authorized by University administration.