Late Homework Policy:

If you have travel or other responsibilities that will make it impossible for you to get a particular assignment in on time, please see your instructor about this IN ADVANCE to see whether something can be worked out.

DO NOT ASK to take the midterm or the final early or late. Please schedule your travel around the exams, not vice versa.


The college rules state that an incomplete grade may be be available if the student would otherwise earn a satisfactory grade but is unable to do so because of extenuating and unforeseen circumstances. The student must have already completed a substantial portion of the course, with passing grades. An incomplete grade may not be used as a mechanism to avoid receiving an undesirable grade, nor may it be awarded to a student on academic warning or probationary status.

If you have travel or work conflicts, or medical or other problems that may potentially cause you difficulty in completing your work on time, please see your instructor as soon as possible.


The University's Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy contains a detailed discussion of what constitutes cheating. You should read this document; a copy will be distributed in class. See also the University Code of Student Conduct and the entire web site for the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

However, it is likely that many of you will learn as much from each other as you will from me. So you are encouraged to discuss the lecture material, machine problems, and systems problems with each other. However, we expect that all work that you hand in, either for machine problems or for exams, will be your own (or of your group, for group work). We reserve the right to call you in to ask you questions about your solutions.

We are told that there are copies of old exams floating around. You may not bring such materials into the examination room.


Guard your work! If you keep your work on our Unix machines, make sure that your solutions are protected 600. Leaving them group- or world- readable means that anyone can steal them. Your home directory includes, by default, a directory called classes that is readable only by you. Put all your class work here!!. If you put class material in some unprotected directory, and somebody else copies it, you will be held responsible!! (And we will be checking this!)

If you keep your work on your home machine, be sure your machine is secure, both from Internet hostiles and from your roomates, etc. Remember that physical security is a prerequisite for information security.

Last modified: 4 February 2008