Publishing Your Web Pages

Tom Kelliher, CS14A

Apr. 25, 1997


  1. Censorship.

  2. Offensiveness.

  3. Acceptable use.

  4. Passwords.

  5. Exercise.


Real life examples:

  1. ``Condom Country'' link in Other Sites of Interest.

  2. Cross-dressing link on a home page.

  3. Link from home page to page of an alumnus. Alumnus' page has pornographic image.

  4. Disk quotas.

  5. Student home pages on ``official'' server.


  1. Is anything from the previous section offensive? To whom?

  2. Is this offensive?

  3. What about this ?

  4. The ``MUD flame'' incident. Retaliation: access denied to entire College.

Questions: Who is the audience? Who judges? Who decides? Who patrols?

Acceptable Use

  1. Use guidelines .

  2. Account sharing.

  3. Anonymizers. Hidden identity/responsibility.

  4. Breaking into systems.

  5. Sniffing network traffic.

  6. Browsing others files. Editing.

  7. Firewalls --- protection vs. access.

  8. Inadvertent denial of service attacks (mail forwarders).

  9. Viruses.

  10. Quota circumvention.

  11. Commercial use.


  1. See this .

  2. Weak passwords and system security.

  3. Consequences of a compromised account:
    1. Damage to your files.

    2. Crimes committed from your account.

    3. Damage to others' files.

    4. Damage to the system.

  4. Crack.


Finally. Something interesting.

Remember: What you publish is visible to the entire world.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Wed Apr 23 14:43:21 EDT 1997
Tom Kelliher