Updated: 19 March 1999
AGM Date and Location Set!
The Chebucto Community Net Society Annual General Meeting
has been set for April 13th 1999 at 7:00 pm at the Halifax
North Branch Library, 2285 Gottingen St.
This meeting is open to all Chebucto Community Net
Society members and is an opportunity to let us
know what is on your mind as well as to elect
CCN Board members and see what is going on. There
will be a demonstration of the
Plus graphical service running from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.
Anyone wishing to become a Board member is invited
to contact Michael Colborne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
who is the contact person for the Nominating Committee.
Prominent CCN IP Passes Away
It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing away of
of the Clan MacKay, author of the heavily visited
Information Provider site on CCN and freelance writer.
System Load Investigation Continues
Investigations by the volunteer CCN Technical Committee
into the continuing high system loads on CCN are continuing.
The main suspect is a process which administers system resources
to dial-up users as they login. They are attempting to
recreate the problem on the old CCN machine by simulating
repeated logins to it.
Another contributing factor has been the ZMailer mail delivery
program's sometimes compulsive behavior attempting to deliver
undeliverable mail. Most often caused by users whose inboxes
have been shut down due to their exceeding their quotas, the
mail program has sometimes tried to send each email thousands of times
to the same inaccessible user. It has been necessary for CCN-Tech
volunteers to manually reset this several times and an upgraded
version of ZMailer is being set up to help eliminate this problem.
High system loads can have many effects upon a user's
session: retrieving web pages can be slowed, data searches
and email sessions can stall and a user may be logged out
by the system when the session time is up without receiving
the 5 minute warning usually sent by the system.
Chebucto Plus Phase In Continues!
The Chebucto Community Net's new graphical PPP service,
Chebucto Plus, continues
its phase in with groups of current members being contacted by email.
They were offered the opportunity to upgrade their membership to
the Sustaining Member level required for
Chebucto Plus, with the unused balance
of their current memberships counting towards the new membership level. A
Sustaining Membership is $100 per year.
The volunteer Chebucto Plus team wants to build
the service slowly to ensure everything runs smoothly for users and will be offering
it to more users as our resources allow. Members will continue to be contacted
by email when they can be accomodated.
Details on Chebucto Plus,
including system requirements can be found at
(note upper case) and information on available help and support for
Chebucto Plus can be found at
You can read the original news release about
Chebucto Plus here.
Old CCN Domain Names Expire!
The old CCN domain names
being officially retired at the request of our upstream service provider,
the Network Operations Centre at Dalhousie University.
All links and bookmarks to pages and addresses on CCN using these names will
soon no longer work. Changing these links and addresses to
chebucto.ns.ca now will
ensure trouble-free continuing access to them.
Work continues on the purging of all references to these outdated addresses
from CCN files and documents including User Profiles. Some
Chebucto users may be experiencing slower logins as their
file directories, addressbooks and web pages are checked for
the now outdated domain names when they login. The search is
a one time event though users did have to go through the process
a second time after the holidays when a log file was accidentally
deleted. Users are urged to remove any references to the old domain names
and may choose to
automate this process
if they wish.