Acceptable Use Policy
Rules, regulations; what I’ll beat you with a stick for if you do dumb things.
The super short version: Don’t be a jerk.
- Pick a password that doesn’t suck.
- Don’t use dictionary words.
- Do use a password that is unique to gigo.com.
- Don’t stress over casual use.
- Don’t run days long batch jobs, or seti@home, etc. Even “nice” won’t solve the power/heat problem.
- We have 100 meg unmetered.
- Don’t be such a nuisance that you show up on a 100 meg unmetered link.
- Again, don’t be a nuisance. Private IRC networks are fine. Freenode is fine. Starting wars on efnet, not so fine.
- If I see it, you’re being cut off.
- If I get it reported to me, and it looks to be true, you’re being cut off.
- Seriously, don’t do that stuff here.
- Passwords: Passwords should be different from your unix shell access. If I find during an audit they are the same as your unix account, your unix account will be locked down.
- ‘Max message size: 20 megs. That works to be just under 15 megs binary. That said, many places won’t accept it that big, and it’ll bounce. Look at DropBox or similar for doing file transfers. Or, put your files into your web directory, and give people the URL. I’m not opposed to the bandwidth, but using mail is the wrong tool for large files.
- Spammers: Not tolerated. At minimum, your access will be revoked. If it repeats, you’ll be told to go away. If spam is being sent from your account due to viruses, it will be your responsibility to resolve it. Spam sent through my system harms mail delivery for all users here, as well as for the mailing lists I host.
- Mailing lists: Must be opt-in with confirmation. No hosting of opt-out. If you don’t know what this means, find another provider.