Research Wireless Blacklist Policy
Getting off the blacklistOnce you are blacklisted, there are 2 steps to get you off the blacklist.
Except for those who fall into immediate blacklist category below, if you respond to the original Research Wireless Usage email, no penalty is invoked. An Access Penalty is only invoked if you have not responded to the Usage email. Your blacklist penalty starts the day you respond to the query regardless when the incident occured. Email requests or phone calls to get off the blacklist will be ignored.
Penalties for not responding to query or for violation are as follows:
Who gets blacklistedResearch Wireless system track usage of all machines and detect suspicious activities in order to better serve our users' community. When abnormal activities are detected, users are notified and/or queried to explain the activities. On some occasions, when the activities affect Research Wireless functionality (for instance if a machine on Research Wireless begins answering DHCP requests), immediate and programmatic action may be taken and no notification is sent. The user will only know about it when a blacklisted user/machine tried to access Research Wireless and get directed to blacklist notification page.
Abnomal activities on Research Wireless can include but not limited to: high daily download/upload, P2P activities, suspicious network activities, and/or violation of Research Wireless usage policy stated on the login screen or university Computing Policy and Guidelines.
Machines meeting the following conditions are subject to immediate blacklisting:
All Research Wireless traffic are recorded and an anonymized version of traffic is available online (RUNet accessible only) at:
For more specific machine activity, anonymized (that is, there's no username associated with the traffic logs, only an IP address.) can be seen at:
For Other Research Wireless info, see Research Wireless Help