ResNet is a wired data communications network exclusive to
UB’s residence halls and apartments. In this document are the
responsibilities and accepted behavior specific to people who use
ResNet users are responsible for all network traffic originating
from their computers, including email, Internet browsing, file
transfers, peer-to-peer file sharing, instant messaging, video
conferencing, social networking, and connections to other
ResNet users are required to follow all University at Buffalo,
Computing & Information Technology and Campus Living rules and
ResNet residents must ensure that their computers present no
identifiable risk to the network, i.e. the computer has anti-virus
software installed and up-to-date critical operating system updates
ResNet users must be aware that:
- ResNet must be used in accordance with all copyright laws. This
includes, but is not limited to, refraining from using your
computer in a way that would violate those laws such as operating
unlicensed software or media distribution servers.
- ResNet communication services, wiring and other hardware may
not be modified or tampered with in any way, e.g. installing an
unauthorized wireless access point.
- ResNet may not be used to post advertisements for personal
business, or for the sale of products or services for commercial
- Harassment of other users, by any method, is a violation of the
law and will not be tolerated.
- ResNet cannot be used to misrepresent or hide your personal
identity, e.g. email sent from a fake or unauthorized address.
To provide the highest quality access to information
technologies, Campus Living and Computing & Information
Technology (CIT) maintain computing networks that can connect each
resident's personal computers and entertainment devices to the
Internet. The wired network (not wireless) is called ResNet.
To initially connect to ResNet, users must insure that each
computer presents no identifiable risk to the network, i.e. has
anti-virus software installed and up-to-date and operating system
patches applied to date.
At any time that there is credible evidence that a ResNet user's
computer has become a risk to the network, the user will be
required to re-certify the computer's safe operation at his/her
ResNet users are also expected to be responsible network
citizens. ResNet is a shared resource and as such, users should
refrain from using any application that may interfere with the
legitimate use of the network by others.
Think of your personal computer as your computing home. It is
advisable to "lock the front door" so that people cannot use your
machine without your supervision. Using a power-on password, or a
screen saver password are good ways to control physical access to
both the information on your computer, and your computer's access
At any time that there is credible evidence that a ResNet
attached computer has become a risk to the network, ResNet access
will be denied and the resident will be required to re-certify the
computer's safe operation at his/her expense.
Violating any of these conditions of use may result in
suspension or loss of ResNet usage privilege, expulsion from
university residence halls or apartments, discipline from other
university bodies such as the Student Judiciary, or criminal
charges. Damage or theft of ResNet wiring or hardware is the
financial responsibility of the residence members. If
responsibility is traced to any individual or particular group of
individuals, then they will be held personally responsible for the
theft or damage.
The Chief Information Officer or his designee will periodically
review and update this policy as needed. Questions concerning this
policy should be directed to the Office of the Associate VP for
Office of Chief Information Officer
517 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260