I've been wondering if booting a Live-Linux CD, i.e. "Knoppix" goes against my college's computer use guidelines. "k. Users must not attempt to modify system facilities or subvert the restrictions associated with their computer resource." Furthermore: "While the *** does not routinely do so, the *** is able and reserves the right to monitor and / or log all network activity of users without notice, including all e-mail and Internet communications. Users should have no reasonable expectation of privacy in the use of these resources." Technically, they still have the capability to monitor network traffic coming from a Live-CD booted machine. I'm not writing data to the hard-drive, and the CD, itself, isn't part of the computer or college property. So *they* don't have the right to impose restrictions on the CD itself, unless the restrictions comply with the GPL. (All software on Knoppix is under the GPL, or some nondistributable but open-source license). The college is also *very* serious about software licensing. Since the specific Knoppix distribution I use is open-source and consists of mostly GPL'd software, they have doing to worry about. It's a vague topic, looking for some input.