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Policy 5.4
Connecting to the Emory Data Network

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Responsible Official: Enterprise CIO and Sr. Vice Provost for Library Services and Digital Scholarship
Administering Division/Department: LITS: Library & IT Services
Effective Date: March 31, 2007
Last Revision: March 25, 2010

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This policy explains the rules about connecting devices to the Emory data network.


This policy applies to anyone connecting a device to the Emory data network.

Policy Details

To maintain network integrity and ensure service availability, Emory University and Emory Healthcare data network connections and equipment installation are made only by authorized personnel under the direction of University Techonlogy Services in the Office of Information Technology.

The Emory data network is designed to support only one actively connected device per physical port. Network users are prohibited from installing devices that provide simultaneous access to more than one physical device. Network services and wiring may not be modified or extended beyond the area of their intended use. This applies to all network wiring, hardware, and jacks.

Devices that are network intrusive (monitor, interrupt network services, or change the Emory data network topology in any way) are prohibited. Prohibited devices include, but are not limited to, port splitters, hubs, switches, routers, wireless access points, multi-homed PC's, and packet/data monitoring equipment and/or software. All requests for additional Emory data network connections or for the relocation of a connection should be directed to University Technology Services. Any violations of standards, procedures, or guidelines pursuant to this policy will result in a disconnection of network services with a reconnection fee charged to the offending department after the offending device has been removed. In order to protect the network, the interruption in services may occur without notice. Exceptions to this policy must be obtained in writing from the Deputy CIO for Univesity Technology Services.

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Contact Information

Request for Exception  Brett Coryell  404-727-6147  brett.coryell@emory.edu 
Clarification of Policy  Paul Petersen  404-727-7686  ppeters@emory.edu 

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