Acceptable Use Policy
The Halibut systems exist to bring together a diverse, interesting set of
people and give them a secure, private system to experiment with and use.
The halibut systems are maintained as a hobby. There is no full time
staff. As such, you should use a simple guiding principal in deciding
how to use your halibut account:
Does your use complicate the lives of the administrators of halibut?
If so, you should at least discuss your use with the administrators.
Yeah, I know, it's a lame rule, but that's it. We'll talk about specifics,
but you'll see that they all relate to the principal already discussed.
Thou shalt not
- Send or post unsolicited bulk e-mails, chain-letters or mass
advertising, harvest e-mail addresses for the purpose of sending bulk
e-mails or mass advertising, or otherwise engage in spamming. Further,
there is to be no distributing, advertising or promoting software or
services that have the primary purpose of encouraging or facilitating
unsolicited commercial E-mail or spam. If you do this, you're out.
We support free speech, and some of us even think that the first amendment
protects SPAM, but that doesn't mean we have to support it.
- Engage in mailbombing or otherwise interfere with or disrupt other
network users, network services or network equipment.
- Use network, disk, memory, or cpu resources in excess. Yeah, I know
it's vague, but tough. We get to arbitrarily decide what 'in excess' is.
But, if you aren't interfearing with other activities on the machine (and
if our ISP doesn't bitch), you're probably OK.
- Resell our Internet Services to others. Don't be a dick. We gave access
to you, not whoever happens to give you money.
- Disclose your password for accessing our Internet Services to a
third party, or otherwise facilitate unauthorized access. Same as above.
We gave the account to you, not someone else.
- Do something stupid that makes us wish we didn't give you access.
This includes anything that results in us getting complaints about
hacking, harassment, etc.
We have no formal user removal policies. If you piss us off, you're out.
It's that simple. If you think this is unfair, feel free to get a free
UNIX account from someone else. If we think you're abusing the system,
we may warn you, or we may just freeze your account, depending on how
much we don't like you. If we catch you doing something illegal, we
reserve the right to report you to 'The Man'. We may need to do this
to cover our ass, or we may just want to watch you squirm.