On Jun 19, 9:39am, Bob Konigsberg wrote:
: 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?
: I would prefer to tackle the broader issue of abuse of company resources
: to the point where it hinders other peoples ability to get work done. I'm
: trying to keep my personal opinions out of this, and would like to hear from
: anyone who has successfully (or unsuccessfully) dealt with the problem of
: personal use of the Internet on company time and computers.
You are right, the content is (should) not be the problem. It is the
consumption of network bandwidth that is the real problem.
Case in point, our network connection is a 56kb line. WWW usage frequently
makes this circuit completely unusable. We don't mind employees using the
excess bandwidth so long as it does not interfer with "real work". Upgrading
the line will not happen in my lifetime, sigh.
I am afraid we may need to change the packet filtering depending on the
date/time. There has to be a better way...that is cheap, also.
Jim Littlefield "That's no ordinary rabbit, that's the most
foul, cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever
set eyes on!" - Tim, Monty Python's The Holy Grail