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    LOL no, that's to stop people who are looking at your computer from knowing where you've been.

    The people providing the connection (i.e. the university's IT department) will see a log of all the requested pages and the clients (machines and users) requesting them - only they have access to the log and only they can clear their list.
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    so can you play LAN games?
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    (Original post by WQtRiggEr)
    so can you play LAN games?
    When I went to an open day, there was some students playing LAN games. :eek: I think it's allowed? It's better to ask though, as you don't want to get in trouble.
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    And this is why you bring your own Laptop to Uni...I'll take my PowerBook to a wireless hotspot or something to download what I want. At Uni, I'll have a careful look through their usage policy first. I'll probably have a lot more freedom on my computer than those directly connected to the Uni network, although a lot of sites could be blocked by the router.

    And there's no way they'll ask to look through your computer. I'll have 'unlicensed' Photoshop, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let some IT Administrator sift through my hard drive. They wouldn't invade your privacy like that, anyway.
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    Do you think they would let us download software updates such as windows updates, anti-virus/anti-spyware definitions, etc...?
    Absolutely - they'd really be shooting themselves in the foot if they didn't cos if you don't update your definitions regularly, you're leaving yourself open to attack and they probably don't want infected computers on their network :p:
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    Most p2p downloading is mostly illegal though. What kind of stuff can people download from p2p is legal?
    Well I'll admit it's unlikely, but if you were sharing something you'd created yourself (for example, say you'd recorded a song with your band) then that would be completely legal. That's one of the main reasons it's difficult to shut down p2p software things - they do have a legitimate use so the creators just point that out and say they can't be held responsible for how people use their software.
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    so you can play LAN games?
    Sometimes - it depends on the network. Best to check with the university. We didn't have any trouble playing games over our LAN in halls but when we tried to host games to the "outside world" (i.e. over the internet), we drew a blank.
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    Absolutely - they'd really be shooting themselves in the foot if they didn't cos if you don't update your definitions regularly, you're leaving yourself open to attack and they probably don't want infected computers on their network :p:

    Well I'll admit it's unlikely, but if you were sharing something you'd created yourself (for example, say you'd recorded a song with your band) then that would be completely legal. That's one of the main reasons it's difficult to shut down p2p software things - they do have a legitimate use so the creators just point that out and say they can't be held responsible for how people use their software.

    Sometimes - it depends on the network. Best to check with the university. We didn't have any trouble playing games over our LAN in halls but when we tried to host games to the "outside world" (i.e. over the internet), we drew a blank.
    Jenn xx
    Thanks for the information. I think the uni's block all the possible ports for p2p software, so no one can be able to connect and download. For the LAN game thing, there's no rules against that though. :p: I'm not planning to host a game to the 'outside world' if I'm going to play. Playing LAN games over the uni's network will be good, so there won't be any lagging.

    Does the uni restrict sending files from instant messenger to other instant messengers?
 
 
 
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