Why Register as a Server?
Server registration gives computing support personnel and individual computer users greater control over off-campus network access to their computer systems. Some computers require that incoming connections be permitted for specific applications such as web servers. However most computers do not need to accept incoming network connections initiated from off-campus. Limiting off-campus access enhances the security of the campus network for everyone.
Server Registration Requirement
Registration is required if you wish to enable off-campus access to any particular UCI computer. Any computer on the network may be registered, even those that are not servers; this enables OIT to contact you should a security situation occur that affects your computer. Once submitted, the server registration changes for your computer will take effect at either 7:10 am, 12:10 pm, 5:10 pm, or 10:10 pm Pacific Time, whichever comes first after your server registration submission.
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