Our policy is to maximize the usability of our network for our scientists and employees. We may block access to our network from any outside address that tries to hack us or otherwise interfere with the use of our computers. We do not censor content, monitor email, or examine the contents of anyone's files without their permission. We also do not monitor network traffic except as necessary to maintain connectivity and prevent interference from viruses, hackers, or harmful software.
However, users should be aware that circumstances could arise in which files on the server or on their personal computers, including email, may have to be examined by Institute administrative staff or released to legal authorities. Users are advised to be as careful about the contents of electronic files and email as they are with paper documents.
For security reasons, most incoming network connections are blocked by our firewall, except for designated servers.
Please avoid doing any of the following: