Resnet Network Status Update
Posted: 08:50:17, Wednesday, Sep 3, 2003 Expiration: 19:00:00, Monday, Dec 29, 2003
In order to protect the network ResNet has taken the following steps
- No one on the ResNet network has their port shut off right now. All ports were turned on 9/4/03. ResNet is now under normal operating policy and will always contact a resident if their port needs to be shut off.
- As of 9/4/03 ResNet's smtp block has been modified to allow clients to sendmail via smtp.wiscmail.wisc.edu.
- Blocking of outbound icmp echo (ping) traffic is still blocked due to the Nachi worm. This only means that residents cannot ping outside ip's, however traceroute still works.
- Blocking of IRC traffic continues. ResNet has come to the conclusion that the negative affects that IRCbots have on their network far outweigh any legitimate uses that a small number of residents might have for IRC. ResNet is recommending more conventional means for chatting such as messenger, aim or icq.
Created: 08:50:17, Wednesday, Sep 3, 2003 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 05:54:30, Monday, Sep 8, 2003 (by John S.)