Logs of any network activity that are saved are deleted after a specified period of time. The amount of time that a log is kept is listed below.
This policy seeks to inform the campus of how long network log activity is maintained.
NAT snapshots are taken once a week. These are kept for 30 days.
NAC login data is kept in files that are separated each week. These are kept for 30 days.
DHCP lease records are kept in files that are separated each week. These are kept for 30 days.
Network device error logs are kept in files that are separated each week. These are kept for six months.
SMTP protocol transaction logs are kept for 30 days.
NAT: network address translation, used to proxy internal addresses on the Davidson network to external addresses on the Internet.
NAC: network access control, used to verify that a user and a device are safe for the network.
DHCP: dynamic host configuration protocol, used to assign an IP address to a device connected to the network.
SMTP: simple network transfer protocol, used to send and receive e-mail.
The executive director of Information Technology Services (ITS) shall oversee this policy and review it at least once every two years. Changes to this policy shall be made in accordance with the college's Policy on Policies. ITS reserves the right to extend these timeframes for any reason and without notice.