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The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition by Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup

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Chapter 12. Ethics

What policies related to ethics should a site have? What are the additional ethical responsibilities of SAs and others with privileged technical access? This chapter discusses both of these issues.

Ethics, the principles of conduct that govern a group of people, are different from morals. Morals are a proclamation of what is right and good, a discussion that is beyond the scope of this book.

Whether your organization involves you in drafting the ethics guidelines for all network users or only the SAs, bring this chapter along. We hope to provide you with the tools you need to get the job done.

12.1 The Basics

Organizations usually have various ethics-related policies for their employees and other affiliates. Ethics policies ...

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