Policy violation results in denial of service for the entire
A few weeks ago a graduate student systematically downloaded
records from NCBI (the American National Center for Biotechnology
Information site), which is a major resource for research and
in several university departments. On the following day the entire
university community was denied access to the site, resulting
numerous interruptions to both research and teaching. The student
subsequently identified and his access rights to the network
suspended, pending further measures.
Please note that violation of the policy may result in disciplinary
measures as well as indefinite suspension of access rights to
university's computing and online library resources. Users will
held responsible for any loss and/or damage caused to the university
due to their actions.
Take a moment to read the relevant part from the university's
acceptable use policy (the entire policy is available at
"Access to electronic resources is governed by license
which restrict use to the Hebrew University community. It is
responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses these
products only for individual, non-commercial use without
systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial
portions of information.
Acceptable use forbids downloading contents of entire issues
given journal title. The use of software such as scripts, agents,
robots, is prohibited on these resources and on most other public
free government sites, and may result in loss of access to these
resources for the entire Hebrew University community".
NEW - Web order from our Microshop
There is a new procedure for ordering software from our microshop
through a web-based form. The software will still be delivered
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HUJIVMS mail and disk-quota policy change:
Up to now the policy
HUJIVMS (unlike other systems) was to accept incoming mail even
user's quota was reached. This caused many accounts to be overquota
and our disks to filled-up. Hence, the policy will change to
the one which is in effect on all our other servers: When the
diskquota is full mail is rejected.
A message to the relevant users will be sent once a week telling
that they have reached their quota.