floppy disk access on public access

Elvio Pederzolli elviop at ferrari.slsa.sa.gov.au
Wed Feb 18 00:09:21 EST 1998

Hi there

We have a number networked of public access pcs where our clients can surf the net, 
access our cd rom network and search our library catalogue.

At the minute we have disabled access to the a drive (using cmos settings)

We are becoming more aware that users may have legitimate reasons to download 
files to their floppy discs - but we don't want to compromise our network 
security by allowing the potential of recalcitrant users  uploading a virus to 
our network or re booting the pc and running programs from a discette..

How have other libraries handled this ?

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