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The Basics

  • Introduction to ECES
  • ECES Policies
  • Getting Started
  • Getting Help
  • Getting Started

  • Create an Account
  • Change ECES Password
  • Access ECEE Teaching Labs
  • SSH and SCP Access
  • Using Unix/Linux
  • Web Publishing
  • Remote Access
  • How To's and FAQ's

  • ECES SAC Account Creation
  • ECES SMB Connection
  • Printing in the ECEE Teaching Labs
  • Dangerously Brief Unix Primer
  • ECES Web Publishing HowTo
  • Setting up Altera Licensing in Your Profile
  • ECES Policies


  • University of Colorado at Boulder Computing Policies
  • Use and Purpose of ECES
  • Password Security
  • Shell Access and Remote Processing
  • Processing and User Binary Policies for ECES
  • Data Storage Policies for ECES
  • Web Publishing
  • ECEE Undergraduate Lab Printing
  • Harm to Computer and Network Resources
  • Privacy
  • Consequences for Violating ECEE and CU Policy

  • University of Colorado at Boulder Computing Policies

    Use of all computer and networking resources at CU Boulder are covered by a set of policies published on-line. Individuals using or accessing these resources, including the ECES Student Server, should familiarize themselves with these policies:

    CU Boulder Campus-wide IT Policies

    In the unlikely event that a policy set forth by the ECEE Department concerning use of ECEE computer and network resources conflicts with CU policy, the CU policy will take precedent.

    Use and Purpose of ECES

    The ECES Student Server and the ECEE Teaching Labs are intended for academic use only. Use of ECEE computer and networking resources for non-academic activities may result in loss of access to specific services or account termination.

    Password Security

    Users of ECES must maintain the privacy and security of their passwords.

    Do not give your password to anyone.

    Administrators will not ask you for your password.

    Sharing your password with others, even if they have their own ECES account, is a violation of ECES policy and may result in loss of your ECES account.

    Shell Access and Remote Processing

    Shell access to ECES is limited by a simple program called pdmenu.

    Remote Unix commandline shell access with access to ECES home directories is provided by:

    eces-shell.colorado.edu

    Users should not attempt to bipass pdmenu on ECES in order to gain an interactive shell or to execute commands on ECES other than those available via pdmenu.

    Processing and User Binary Policies for ECES

    ECES is not a process server, and users should not attempt to run programs on ECES other than those available via pdmenu.

    ECES-SHELL.colorado.edu provides an interactive Unix environment with access to home directories on ECES.

    Users are discouraged from running long-term cpu or I/O intensive processes on either ECES-SHELL. Such processes may be terminated by ECES System Administrators.

    Users should monitor their processes on the process servers to ensure that they are not "running away" or monopolizing system resources.

    Users are discouraged from building and/or executing their own binaries (applications). If your academic work requires that a particular application be available on the process servers or in the ECEE Undergraduate Labs, please contact ecehelp@colorado.edu.

    ECES-SHELL is not to be used as a development or testing environment. Users who run development or test binaries or scripts on these machines may lose their shell access or have their accounts terminated.

    Users who install or execute binaries or scripts which are neither approved by ECES system administrators or directly related to their academic activities may lose their shell access or have their accounts terminated.

    Data Storage Policies for ECES

    Appropriate Use of ECES Data Storage
    Data storage resources on ECES should be used for academic materials only.

    Storage and sharing of copyrighted material in violation of state and federal copyright law will not be tolerated. The ECEE Department reserves the right to remove and/or prevent access to copyrighted material found on the ECES Student Server. Continued violation of copyright law by the improper storage and/or sharing of copyrighted materials may result in forfeiture of access to data storage resources on ECES or loss of access to ECES.

    Disk Usage Quotas
    Users of the ECES Student Server are allocated a preset amount of data storage space on the server -- aproximately 5GB. Users who reach their preset quota may experience difficulties and delays in accessing and using ECES and ECEE computer labs. If this occurs, it is the users' responsibility to restore the full functionality of their account by removing data or by contacting the ECES administrators for help.

    Data Integrity and Backups
    The data storage hardware utilized on the ECES Student Server contains built-in redundancy which should provide users with extremely reliable data storage. Data stored on the ECES Student Server is backed up each night, and these backups will be maintained for at least 31 days.

    However, the ECEE Department cannot ensure or take responsibility for data loss due to hardware failure. Hardware and/or software problems may temporarily and unexpectedly prevent access to data stored on the ECES Student Server. The ECEE Department has taken measures to minimize the chances of data loss and loss of access to data, but cannot guarantee that this will not occur. The ECEE Department also offers no guarantee of access to data backups.

    Web Publishing

    The ECEE Department provides ECES users with the ability to publish material on the world wide web. This material should be related to users' academic pursuits and may not violate any of ECEE or CU's policies concerning inappropriate, obscene, harassing, and copyrighted materials. ECES users are also prohibited from utilizing web pages published on ECES for commercial gain or for political campaigns.

    The ECEE Department reserves the right to remove from the ECES Student Server any information or material it deems inappropriate or unrelated to academic pursuits.

    ECEE Undergraduate Lab Printing

    Printers are available in some ECEE Teaching Labs.

    Printing in ECEE Teaching Labs should be limited to materials which are necessary for the completion of assignments, including lab reports, data, and homework assignments.

    Printers should not be used to print out course materials such as lecture notes, course notes, lab assignments, or solution sets.

    Students should not attempt to maintain printers themselves. If there is a problem with a lab printer, it should be promptly reported to the Teaching Assistant, ecehelp@colorado.edu, or to the ECEE Front Desk in ECEE 1B55.

    Any damage resulting from a student attempting to repair a printer, including changing the toner and refilling paper, will be considered vandalism and damage to University property.

    If excessive or inappropriate use of ECEE Undergraduate Lab Printers is observed by Faculty, TAs, or ECEE staff, students may be barred from using the printers and/or asked to compensate the ECEE Department for the cost of toner, paper, and printer wear.

    Harm to Computer and Network Resources

    Any use or attempted use of ECEE computer and network equipment or the ECES Student Server to cause harm to ECEE, CU, or other computer and network resources will not be tolerated.

    Activity in violation of Federal, State Law or University policy may result in the loss of access to resources, disciplinary action, personal liability, and/or criminal prosecution.

    Privacy
    Users of the ECES Student Server are responsible for safe-guarding the privacy of their files on the ECES Student Server. For information on controlling Unix and Windows file permissions on the ECES Student Server, please see:
    A Brief Unix Primer.

    Users are strongly discouraged from storing personal private data such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and financial data on ECES. The ECEE Departemnt cannot guarantee the confidentiality or security of any personal private data stored on ECES.

    In order to maintain the proper function of the ECES Student Server, ECES administrators may find it necessary to examine, modify, or remove users' files and e-mails. Users will be notified of any file modifications or deletions.

    Consequences for Violating ECEE and CU Policy

    Activity in violation of ECEE policy may result in loss of access to resources or disciplinary action.

    Activity in violation of Federal, State, or University law or policy may result in the loss of access to resources, disciplinary action, personal liability, and/or criminal prosecution.


    For help with the ECES Student Server or questions about these web pages,
    Please see Getting Help
    Or e-mail ecehelp@colorado.edu