[unisog] Posting of Bandwidth Hogs

eward {Elaine N. Ward, ISO} eward at forum.utexas.edu
Mon Oct 14 21:04:05 GMT 2002


Another approach might be to talk with Cornell's IT group to see what their
experience has been in a peer security awareness campaign. Cornell's Student
Assembly Committee on Information and Technologies and Resnet has posted
some pretty amazing information about high bandwidth usage associated with
P2P programs.  They explain why this is of no benefit to their institution,
and tell students what they need to do.  


Elaine N. Ward
Information Technology Policy Officer
The University of Texas at Austin

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Cormack [mailto:A.Cormack at ukerna.ac.uk] 
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 8:37 AM
To: 'Mary M. Chaddock'; unisog at sans.org
Subject: RE: [unisog] Posting of Bandwidth Hogs

One of the universities on JANET used a more subtle form of peer
pressure on their residences network. They notified everyone in the
residences that they could throttle the bandwidth of the hall Internet
connection and that the limit would be reduced if the link caused
trouble either on or off campus. No need to publish any stats or
identities: it turns out the students have a pretty good idea of who is
burning up the packets (or maybe those who knew they were thought
everyone else knew too...) and word got around pretty fast. Result is a
network where everyone can do what they need to, no complaints and
everyone happy. Might be worth a try?


Andrew Cormack
Chief Security Advisor 
UKERNA, Atlas Centre, Chilton, Didcot, Ox11 0QS, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1235 822302
Fax: +44 (0)1235 822399

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary M. Chaddock [mailto:unisog-post at waldo.acu.edu] 
> Sent: 11 October 2002 23:10
> To: unisog at sans.org
> Subject: [unisog] Posting of Bandwidth Hogs
> We are considering the use of peer presure to help regulate 
> the bandwidth 
> usage.
> Are any universitiies posting "Top Bandwidth Hog" lists? If 
> so are, how 
> are you doing it? What information to you provide? Who has access to 
> it? 
> Have you noticed results? What do the students think of this?
> Thanks,
> -Mary.
> Mary M. Chaddock, GSEC, GCUX
> Network Security Administrator
> Abilene Christian University
> Abilene, Tx.

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