The Residence Network, ResNet, and the services provided through ResNet are to facilitate students’ academic activities in the University.
ResNet is part of the Campus Network which is managed and administered by the Information Technology Services Centre, ITSC. The use of ResNet is governed by the guidelines and policies described in the Handbook - "Computer Network, Policies and Guidelines on Access and Usage" and in this document.
2. Proper Use
ResNet users should ensure their computer systems are properly configured and operated so that they do not cause any inconvenience to other ResNet users and the campus network users.
2.1 Use of network address other than provided by ITSC is prohibited.
2.2 Producing excessive network traffic such as broadcasting and unsolicited massive emailing is prohibited.
2.3 Setting up routing or other special network functions is prohibited.
2.4 Servers set up to provide ftp/web/vnc/telnet/ssh services for campus users are allowed subject to the following conditions:
- No extensive loading that affects the performance of the campus network, nor monopolization of the campus network resources in terms of bandwidth. Server connections that violate these guidelines will be terminated without further notice.
- For the support of teaching, research and student services
- Not to harm the campus network. ITSC reserves the right to prohibit the running of other servers which are harmful to the network (e.g. system services such as DHCP)
2.5 Development of networking software under ResNet is prohibited.
3. User Rights and Responsibilities
ResNet users have the following rights and responsibilities:
3.1 CUHK students living in student hostels are eligible to connect their computer systems in their rooms to ResNet.
3.2 ResNet users have the right to access Internet applications including e-mail, FTP, Telnet, WWW, news and etc.
3.3 ResNet users are responsible for licenses of the software installed in their computer systems.
3.4 ResNet users are responsible for the transportation of their hardware to ITSC for troubleshooting.
3.5 ResNet users are responsible for any and all activities initiated from their computer systems
4. ITSC Staff Rights and Responsibilities
4.1 In case of severe network problem which arises from the ResNet user's computer system and causing severe damage to the University user community, ITSC staff has the right to terminate the network connection of the user's computer system without making prior notice to the user.
4.2 The ITSC staff has the responsibility to provide advance notices of ResNet unavailability due to regular maintenance, upgrades or changes so that ResNet users may plan for their works. However, in the event of an emergency, the ITSC staff has the right to shut down the whole or partial ResNet with little or no advance notification. Every effort will be made to give users a chance to save their work before ResNet is taken out of service.
5.1 ResNet users violating the guidelines and policies set forth in the Handbook - "Information Technology Services Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Computer Network, Policies and Guidelines on Access and Usage" will be subject to penalties as described in section 9 - "Enforcement" of the Handbook.
5.2 ResNet users violating the guidelines and policies set forth in this document may result in temporary or permanent loss of the access privilege to ResNet. Offenses which are in violation of local laws usually result in immediate loss of access privilege to ResNet, and will be reported to the appropriate University and law enforcement authorities.
Information Technology Services Centre
Version 2, May 2010