Internet Protocol Address Assignment Policy

Purpose

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.

Scope

This policy applies to all uses of IP addresses on the University of Florida network.

Policy

  1. All IP addresses used on the University of Florida network will be assigned by the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), or designee.
  2. All IP addresses used on the University of Florida network must be registered with Computing and Networking Services (CNS).

Responsibilities

  1. The Vice President and Chief Information Officer will establish standards for assignment and use of IP addresses at the University of Florida.
  2. The Vice President and Chief Information Officer is responsible for implementing systems and specifications to facilitate unit compliance with this policy.
  3. University of Florida CNS will establish an IP address utilization plan and allocate IP addresses per the plan.
  4. University of Florida IT-Directors are responsible for appointing Network Contacts to manage their IP address space.
  5. All University of Florida IT-Directors are responsible for appointing Network Contacts to manage their IP address space.
  6. All University of Florida IT-Directors, in conjunction with CNS, are responsible for insuring that all existing uses of IP addresses comply with all relevant University of Florida Policies and Standards.

Authority

UF-1.0102: Policies on Information Technology and Security

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