Server Side Processes
The installation or operation of any stand-alone, unattended server-side processes or daemons on pair Networks servers, with the exception of cron jobs subject to their own policy, is forbidden, except by special arrangement. This specifically includes IRC bots or clients as well as any network redirector programs. Use of such a process to accept network connections, for any purpose whatsoever, is expressly forbidden. Violation of this policy may result in immediate account termination without warning.
This policy exists for several reasons:
- To protect the CPU and memory resources available on each server.
- To protect and enhance system security by not allowing unapproved third-party programs to accept connections from the outside world.
- To allow us to be aware of any such programs, by requiring that special arrangements be made.