Purdue University - Department of Computer Science - Graduate Student Accounts

Policies for Graduate Student Personal Accounts

This policy document is an addendum to the standard departmental Acceptable Use Policy. It applies to CS Department M.S. students who do not have research funding.

The owner of such an account, by using it, is acknowledging understanding of the following policies regarding its use and agrees to adhere to them. Failure to do so will constitute grounds for having the account revoked. Ector is intended for research use by graduate students who have been granted research accounts. Research accounts are distinct from grad-student personal accounts. Students taking CS classes are also given a PUCC account that they should use for all of of their classwork.

The policies are as follows:

  1. Unless otherwise noted, you are to use only those machine resources necessary to provide a minimal X Window System environment.

  2. You are NEVER to do any sort of classwork on Ector. Use in this category includes but is not limited to: compiling programs for classes, running programs for classes, preparing or printing class reports, and storing programs or data.

  3. You may not play games.

You are allowed to use the following resources:

  1. You may use this account as your computer mail home for the duration of your time as a student at the University.

  2. You may freely edit and store any configuration files necessary for the operation of your UNIX/X environment.

  3. You may read and post news articles (although PUCC has a more complete selection of news groups).

  4. You may store small, important files. Disk space is limited, so please clean up after yourself.

  5. You may use CS text processing facilities and letter quality printers for professional documents. These documents include resumes, letters to prospective employers and business associates, etc. For these purposes, you may also use the departmental public laser printers. Coursework does not fall into this category. For many purposes, PUCC's printers will suffice and you should only use the laser printers when necessary.

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