Rikas Communications Policies


1. Accessing or utilizing a majority of system resources such as CPU and Memory is not allowed. It would require intent and know-how to accomplish this. Normal activity such as coding, programming, compiling, etc would not come close to doing this. Monitor your work and jobs.


2. No job is to be left in a continuous loop unattended, or left hung in the system when you sign off. Do not leave programs running or hung in the system when you sign off, and not notify someone. Software is in place that automatically ends such programs, but is on a specific delay so it does not interfere with legitimate jobs. Monitor your work, and cleanup when you're done. No tolerance!!


3. Do not access or attempt to access administrative resources such as QSECOFR, SST, LICPGM, TCP functions, etc.... Most of these services are publicly excluded, but no one has any business even attempting to access these. Audit logs are monitored and will show this.


4. Entering or accessing someone else's libraries without their consent will not be tolerated. If we get a complaint from a user that their files have been accessed by someone, the audit logs will be checked and the offending party will be immediately deleted. At the same time, it is each user's responsibility to secure their own files and libraries using the EDTOBJAUT command.


5. Account holders are not to enable auditing on their files or libraries. The CHGOBJAUD command is set to public *exclude. This system feature is for administrative purposes only. System administrators are spending too much time auditing logs due to everyone's entries in the logs. Auditing is to be set by an administrator only. If you suspect someone is accessing your files, then go to the Help Desk and open a new ticket, and input what information you have concerning the situation. A System administrator will look into the situation immediately.


6. Expired accounts will be deleted and all data purged from the system after 90 days and no renewal. Backup your files.


7. Files placed or left in QGPL are subject to deletion. You are welcome to use the library, but if you want to keep your files, move them to your library. Leaving them in QGPL could result in them being deleted during our next clean up cycle. Anything left in QGPL is fair game for deletion. Secure your files.


8. Do not give out your username, password, web port number, or HTTP server access to other people. Accounts are for your use only. Those caught jeopardizing system security by sharing account details with multiple people will be deleted. Accounts are monitored for multiple IP activity, and for origin of connection.


9. If you have any questions, concerns, or experience any problems, please open a Help Desk ticket. This system will get you a resolution as quickly as possible. Do not email an administrator directly. The help desk will do this automatically for you and give you the opportunity to track the status of your problem, as well as issue you a tracking reference number.