AUP/Terms of Service Agreements

Published: 2005-06-11
Last Updated: 2005-06-11 23:24:38 UTC
by Tony Carothers (Version: 1)
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Reading AUP's on a slow day

"What do you mean I violated my AUP? I don't *have* an AUP! ... do I? ..."

Since it is a *very* slow day, I thought I would take the opportunity to remind all of our readers to take a minute and review their AUP. Otherwise, you may wind up without your internet one day, without a lot of explanation.

"What is an AUP" you ask? An AUP, or Acceptable Use Policy, (also called "Terms of Service") is essentially the rules of behavior of which an individual or company is bound to when they sign up with an ISP for internet connectivity. Even Google has an AUP, which applies to everyone who uses Google to search for whatever their heart desires.

Some of the more commons ones you may be interested in....

Earthlink - Careful how much you post...

"EarthLink considers "multiposting" to 10 or more groups within a two week sliding window to be excessive. EarthLink servers currently limit the number of allowable "cross-posts" to 9"

Verio - Using your home network for some pen testing....

"any activity that might be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration (i.e. port scan, stealth scan, or other information gathering activity)"

Tony Carothers

Handler on Duty

tony d0t carothers at gmail d0t com

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