> Bobk rites:
> >With Internet access, there are some people who have discovered binary
> >pictures (subject of pictures doesn't really apply here), and are down-
> >loading them at a rapid clip. Rapid enough to cause performance problems
> >here on the network. The initial reaction of management was:
> >How do we keep this ******* off the net?
> Sticky subject indeed:
> 1) Post notice that "Company equipment is for company business only"
> 2) Post notice that "All use may be monitored". (see previous post)
> 3) Have your own NNTP server and allow only Port 119 connections across the
> firewall to that server. Select appropriate newsgroups to business.
> 4) Use proxy hosts with logging for WWW (port 80) and FTP (port 21/20)
> 5) Log E-Mail over c.a. 40k.
> 6) Send reports of high bandwidth individuals to their managers along with
> connected sites (no "monitoring" required - ask the legal types)
> I suspect your problem will then go away.
While I agree with this, I always like to suggest that everyone consider
Net access as a fringe just like other amenities (phone, etc.) and add
that off-hours (or off-peak) personal usage may be ok. This is usually
implicitly known. The culture decides whether this is allowable or not.
I always thought it was strange for a company to state that email was
absolutely not for personal use (which few companies insist on, but
many suggest) while phone usage, which always costs far more, is
considered reasonable for personal usage.
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