Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to inform students that there have been additional changes made to the firewall that allows users to play Internet-based games, such as Steam, without disruption.
heard your requests and have worked diligently to provide a solution. The
behavior of Steam game clients is similar enough to network scanning that it
was tripping the firewall's scan detection system. Until the new solution
was implemented, this resulted in clients receiving a one-hour block from the
Internet. ITS has not received any tickets about users being blocked while
attempting to play Steam games since the solution was installed. ITS will
continue to monitor and test the impact of this change.