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Subject: SYSTEM: Acceptable Use Policy v2.1

05/22/02 Wednesday 9:46pm EST

     Acceptable Use Policy

     This article lists actions that may get a user in trouble with
us, and get their account revoked.

     Various items are NOT included in this list, and they include but
are not limited to engaging in name calling, abusive language,
slander, libel, harassment, threats, or other criminal activity,
either in private e-mail or on public newsgroups.  Such complaints
should be sent directly to the police and CC'd to us.  Accounts will
not be pulled for these things unless directly ordered to do so by the
police.

     A $100/hour clean up fee may be assessed against any user who
violates our acceptable use policy.  If this fee is not collectable
for any reason, the user's name, address and credit card will be
handed over to a collection agency and the credit card bureaus.

     Complaints requesting or demanding that accounts be pulled may be
summarily rejected and the accused granted protected status.  If you
wish your complaint to be considered seriously, please write it
accordingly.

     Excessive frivolous complaints or complaints which clearly do not
relate to this AUP and which result in wasting the time of myself or
members of our staff may result in the termination of the account of
the complainer.

     Complaints should be sent to [email protected] or
[email protected]
 
     Homer

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     ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

     The following actions are strictly forbidden on our system and
may result in the immediate termination of your account with prejudice
and without recourse.

     RUNNING AN OPEN RELAY SERVER ON OUR NETWORK

     Running an open relay mail server on our network that allows
spammers to send mail through your server to other people.  Users
caught with an open relay mail server will be given 1 week to close
it.  If not closed 1 week after notice, the mail server may be blocked
from our network.
 
     VIOLENCE AND HARM

     Threatening, conspiring, attempting to commit, or committing
physical, legal or technical violence or harm to our systems or
personnel.
 
     SYSTEM SECURITY

     Any effort to breach the security on our system, or *ANY* system
on the internet, unless *EXPLICITLY INVITED TO DO SO*, or to add,
change or delete or gain access to any area, packet, or file not
explicitly belonging to the user.

     MAIL AND NEWS BOMBS

     Engaging in any form of mail bombing or usenet news bombing that
results in annoyance or denial of service to the target system or
user.
 
     SPAM (Unsolicited Bulk E-mail)
 
     Spam of any form to either private e-mail addresses or usenet
news groups.

     Lightlink has a ZERO TOLERANCE FOR UNSOLICITED BULK E-MAIL.

     That includes opt-out mailing lists.
 
     Opt-in mailing lists are fine.

     SPAM MAILDROP
 
     Receiving responses at or through your lightlink account from
spam sent from other systems, which results in a significant number of
complaints to our system or our providers.

     SPAM WEB PAGE

     Having a web page on our system, which is advertised or mentioned
in spam sent either from this system or other systems, which results
in a significant number of complaints to our system or our providers.

     USING SPAM AS PART OF YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

     Using spam as part of your business plan which originates from
any ISP for any purpose, which results in a significant number of
complaints to our system or our providers.
 
     FORGING

     Forging e-mail addresses either in private e-mail or on public
usenet newsgroups, using the address of an existing account that
belongs to an existing person on any system anywhere that is not you.
 
     Using a domain name in a return e-mail address that is registered
but does not belong to you without authorization.

     Forging handles generally in use by others, while using irc, is
neither condoned nor actionable.  Anonymous mail and news postings
using pen names is acceptable as is the responsible use of anonymous
remailers.
 
     24x7 PROCESSES
 
     *ANY* 24x7 processes, including bots, servers, or other daemons
without asking for explicit permission first.  Background processes
are acceptable as long as they are doing useful work with a finite
execution time life and do not noticably affect CPU load, for a
significant amount of time.

     SEXUAL SITES

     XXX rated sexual sites are strictly forbidden on lightlink,
either as web pages or as ftp sites.  This is not a problem in
content, but a problem in bandwidth.

     WAREZ SITES

     Warez sites are strictly forbidden on lightlink, either as web
pages or as ftp sites.  This is not a problem in content, but a
problem in bandwidth.
 
     Homer