SCCS Account Usage Guidelines
Welcome to the Swarthmore College Computer Society.
We, the system administrators, like to maintain liberal
policies for users, but we do have a few rules:
Use the system in good faith. Experiment all you want, but don't try to
override existing security. The SCCS is maintained by students, not
a professional staff; please be considerate in your use of it.
Respect other users and their data. For example, you should not browse
through other users' directories unless they have given you specific
permission to do so. In other words, /home/username directories are
private. To ensure the privacy of your own files, be sure to set the
permission flags accordingly. Type "man chmod" for further information.
Don't share your account, and never tell someone else your
password. Accounts are for the exclusive use of the account holder.
Permitting more than one user on each account is an unacceptable security
risk for the whole system. You should be careful to safeguard your password
for two reasons: first, if unauthorized users gain access to the system
through your account, you will be held responsible. Second, anyone
who uses your account will introduce themselves as you to potentially
thousands of people across the world, via the Internet.
Please do not make excessive or inappropriate demands on our resources.
The SCCS is likely to be fairly busy, so if you have UNIX access elsewhere
on campus, we encourage you to make use of it instead for CPU-intensive
tasks, if possible. We ask that you keep the size of your home directories
as small as possible, since disk resources are tight also.
In general: SCCS accounts are not a right. We reserve the right to
terminate the account of anyone for any reason (however we would not
make such a decision lightly).
Please remember: the sysadmins have very little time to volunteer.
By all means provide feedback and make suggestions but please don't
expect too much. We intend to run a "production quality" system for vital
services such as email and news. We will give highest priority towards
keeping these services running. However, we are not in a position to make
Sysadmins will act in an honest and responsible manner. Due to our
limited resources, we will not guarantee data privacy, integrity, or
If you have any problems or questions, feel free to contact the system
administrators by email at "email@example.com".
Your use of the SCCS implies understanding of and consent to the above
The Condor Sysadmins:
- Chris Cutler (chip@sccs) Mary Lyon 4312 x3595
- Chris Dileo (cdileo@sccs) Wharton 113 x5324
- Chris Fanjul (cfanjul@sccs) Mary Lyon 4311 x4851
- John Rieffel (jrieffel@sccs) Pittenger 151 x3528
- Chancy Schulte (chancy@sccs) Parrish E252 x5275
- Tom Stepleton (tss@sccs) Mertz N336 x4666
- Dan Wood (dwood@sccs) Wharton 243 x3808