Residential Computing MITnet Policies

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  • No hubs/switches/routers allowed on MITnet.
    A hub is designed as anything that converts one UTP connector to many UTP connectors. A switch counts as a hub for MITNet purposes. Routers (Cable/DSL routers,= "broadband routers", or anything else that does routing or NAT) are prohibited from MITNet as they interfere with the operation of the network.
  • No sniffing.
    Don't try to intercept or otherwise monitor any network communications not explicitly intended for you. These include logins, email, and any other network traffic not explicitly intended for you.
  • No back end networks in student dormitories.

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