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Why Are There Usage Guidelines?

Juniper Networks, Inc. ("Juniper") is providing this online community as a service to you, our customers and partners to help you exchange ideas, tips, and information about Juniper's technologies. These communities are here for the benefit of all members. The communities are accessible to all who register.

As with any community, live or virtual, members must follow certain rules and norms to ensure a beneficial and enjoyable experience. We provide these guidelines here so that you know what is required and expected of you, and other members, when using the forums. By registering, you agree to follow both these usage guidelines and the Terms of Service agreement that you agreed to when registering for the Juniper online community. In addition to any remedies set forth in the Terms of Service, your violation of the usage guidelines and/or the Terms of Service may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your access privileges to this community, deletion of content submitted by you to the community or any other actions deemed necessary or appropriate by Juniper in its sole discretion. These usage guidelines will be updated by Juniper from time-to-time - please be certain to consult these regularly in order to be certain you are complying with the rules of this community.

This is your community, but please remember that you share it with others.

Usage Guidelines

We are Here to Help

If you are new to the forums and are unsure about anything, just ask. The moderators and other participants are always happy to help. A moderator avatar easily identifies Juniper moderators.

Be a Valued Member of Your Community

Keep it Relevant

For everyone's benefit, stay on topic. We should strive together to be helpful to one another and discuss information that would be beneficial to other members of the community and provide relevant insight which is on-topic and warrants good feedback via the rating system. Before posting, consider whether the material is both appropriate and relevant.

Just as in a live community, you want to build a personal reputation of trustworthiness and of professional distinction. Juniper will continue to enhance the community rating system that will allow you to gain a reputation as a knowledgeable member and allow others to identify you as a valued contributor.

Be Respectful

Everyone wants a positive experience in the community, please be gracious to your fellow members. Juniper, at its sole discretion, may remove any members or messages that are unethical, insulting, abusive, offensive, threatening, harassing, or acting in any similar manner, this includes members or messages that practice or involve illegal activities or those that violate or disregard these guidelines or the Terms of Service.

Avoid posting the same question in multiple discussions. Try to identify the best place for your question and post it there. If in doubt, ask. Multiple postings are annoying to your fellow members and to the community moderators who remove them. Additionally, they are difficult for you, the poster, to track.

Be Yourself

Pretending to be someone else is not acceptable; be it another member, a community moderator (who is always identified with an avatar), or a representative of a legitimate organization. You may; however, select to use a screen name in order to remain anonymous.

No Commercial Activity, Advertising or Solicitation

Commercial activity is strictly prohibited in this community. These forums may not be used to post or discuss pricing, discounts, availability, margins or any other matters related to the purchase, sale or exchange of Juniper products or services of those of any other entity. You must also refrain from posting any content that would constitute advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any other form of solicitation of vendors, customers, products, services, or personnel . If you do post any such commercial material or engage in any advertising, spam or solicitation, Juniper will remove such content and your account from the community.

Be Cautious

Protect Your and Your Company's, Private Information

Do not share your User ID and password with anyone. It is against community policy to share your User ID and password so that others can log on with your identity.

You are solely responsible for your actions and the information you share in the community. Before submitting files, images or other documents ensure that you have removed any confidential information about you or your company such as; company name, IP addresses, etc.

Keep Confidential Information Confidential

You may not use online community to disseminate or discuss any confidential information of you, your company, Juniper or any other person or entity. You are solely responsible to ensure that anything you post does not contain information that may be deemed confidential by a third party. This includes any proprietary information, trade secrets, and the terms or existence of Juniper related agreements, nondisclosure agreements, sales or service agreements or other information that may be deemed confidential.

Practice Good Decision-Making

Most people are happy to help in this community, but remember, their advice is theirs only. You are responsible for deciding whether to follow it. It is possible that the information you find here could be incorrect, incomplete, unclear or misleading.

Keep in mind that other community members have varying levels of experience and that each environment is unique. These factors affect their decisions and advice.

Please do acknowledge answers that help. If an answer solves your problem, post a short reply and rate the posting. It will help others with the same or similar question, to know what information has been helpful. Remember, someone took the time to help you, and it important to the growth of this community that you help others where you can.

Also, if you solved the problem yourself, please try to post the solution. That way all of us can benefit from the experience.

About Juniper's Role in the Community

J-Net is a community intended to enable and foster peer-based interaction. In order to foster the development of the community, Juniper will monitor the community, ensuring adherence to the Terms of Service and these usage guidelines. In addition to any remedies set forth in the Terms of Service, your violation of the usage guidelines and/or the Terms of Service may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your access privileges to this community, deletion of content submitted by you to the community or any other actions deemed necessary or appropriate by Juniper in its sole discretion. Juniper will attempt to resolve issues or problems within the community. Juniper employees will not respond to every post and will not be actively involved in the majority of discussions.

J-Net Community administrators are the only authorized representatives of Juniper. While Juniper employees may read and add comments to discussions, these comments are not official Juniper answers. Juniper does not intend for the J-Net Community to act as replacement for technical support, if you need technical support, please contact your designated customer support contact. Any advice or information given by Juniper, its employees or representatives, or any other members of the community is provided "as-is" and without warranty of any kind, and your use of any such information is entirely at your own risk. Please see the J-Net Community Terms of Service for more information about the terms governing your use of the J-Net Community.