The University of Florida computer network is based on the Internet Protocol (IP). IP networks function using pre-assigned addresses, and their misuse can disrupt network functionality. Further, the University of Florida is assigned a limited number of public IP addresses, which are used to communicate with the Internet. The allocation of these addresses must be managed to optimize the University of Florida’s ability to provide services to users on the Internet, and to access resources available on the Internet.
This policy applies to all uses of IP addresses on the University of Florida network.
Internet Protocol (IP) is a protocol, or set of rules, for routing and addressing packets of data so that they can travel across networks and arrive at the correct destination.
- All IP addresses used on the University of Florida network will be assigned by the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), or designee.
- All IP addresses used on the University of Florida network must be registered with Infrastructure and Communication Technology (ICT).
Review and Adjudication
- The Vice President and Chief Information Officer will establish standards for assignment and use of IP addresses at the University of Florida.
- The Vice President and Chief Information Officer is responsible for implementing systems and specifications to facilitate unit compliance with this policy.
- University of Florida ICT will establish an IP address utilization plan and allocate IP addresses per the plan.
- University of Florida IT-Directors are responsible for appointing Network Contacts to manage their IP address space.
- All University of Florida IT-Directors are responsible for appointing Network Contacts to manage their IP address space.
- All University of Florida IT-Directors, in conjunction with ICT, are responsible for insuring that all existing uses of IP addresses comply with all relevant University of Florida Policies and Standards.
Failure to comply with this policy could result in disciplinary action for employees, up to and including termination. Volunteers may have their volunteer status terminated.
|May 29, 2013||Policy originally adopted|