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MechaMechanism
July 22nd, 2011, 11:03 PM
This page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Configuring#Display%20a%20Banner

Has the following banner. The end has me concerned as it may lead users astray. In many legal jurisdictions, warnings are required whether you think the criminals will heed or not the warning. Failure to have proper warnings may lead to loss of the ability to prosecute. Read the part highlighted in red at the end. Proper warnings are very important to protect yourself. Some one should correct the page to get rid of the part highlighted in red below. What do you all think.

************************************************** *************************
NOTICE TO USERS


This computer system is the private property of its owner, whether
individual, corporate or government. It is for authorized use only.
Users (authorized or unauthorized) have no explicit or implicit
expectation of privacy.

Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be
intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and
disclosed to your employer, to authorized site, government, and law
enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of government
agencies, both domestic and foreign.

By using this system, the user consents to such interception, monitoring,
recording, copying, auditing, inspection, and disclosure at the
discretion of such personnel or officials. Unauthorized or improper use
of this system may result in civil and criminal penalties and
administrative or disciplinary action, as appropriate. By continuing to
use this system you indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms
and conditions of use. LOG OFF IMMEDIATELY if you do not agree to the
conditions stated in this warning.

Or, you know, just do whatever you want, because you're going to anyway,
right? Why would this stop you? You may be evil, but you're not stupid.

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bodhi.zazen
July 22nd, 2011, 11:27 PM
I agree.

That line was not there the last time I looked.

It is a public , community maintained wiki, so feel free to jump in and contribute.

/me feels like I am on a campaign of 1 to get the forms community to expect more of the wiki community by contributing to the wiki

/end rant

I fixed the wiki page.

MechaMechanism
July 23rd, 2011, 02:55 AM
I agree.

That line was not there the last time I looked.

It is a public , community maintained wiki, so feel free to jump in and contribute.

/me feels like I am on a campaign of 1 to get the forms community to expect more of the wiki community by contributing to the wiki

/end rant

I fixed the wiki page.
I see. I did not know I could contribute to help.ubuntu.com I was under the impression it was for official Canonical use only. I was thinking of wiki.ubuntu.com

I will help out then from now on where my knowledge can be of use.

cariboo
July 23rd, 2011, 04:41 AM
@bodi.zazen, you can add me to the list too, I've advised people to update the wiki too.

FuturePilot
July 23rd, 2011, 04:53 AM
That part was definitely not there the last time I looked at that page.

bodhi.zazen
July 23rd, 2011, 04:20 PM
I see. I did not know I could contribute to help.ubuntu.com I was under the impression it was for official Canonical use only. I was thinking of wiki.ubuntu.com

I will help out then from now on where my knowledge can be of use.

You have to register with the wiki , then you can edit it. If you need help, please ask and I can help you with wiki syntax.

If, as in this case, you have a question about content, again feel free to ask.

If you edit something and people object , it is rather trivial to un-do your edits and once you log in you will see various people are subscribed to various pages, meaning they will be notified of you changes.

Thank you for bring this to the attention of the community and your willingness to contribute.

dirtrider1
July 24th, 2011, 11:25 AM
Thank you for editing that, I too thought the last part of the Wiki was not the best way to go about it.