CCN News!
Updated: 3 June 1999

Executive Director Starts Work

         Leo J. Deveau, the new CCN Executive Director, started work this week, familiarizing himself with the Chebucto organization and its place in the growing NS online community.

         The newly created Executive Director position is designed to help bridge the gap between the Chebucto Community Net with its many and varied volunteer and technical resources and the opportunities becoming available as government agencies and other groups develop their online assets.

         A graduate of both Acadia and Dalhousie Universities, Leo J. Deveau brings an impressive array of skills to bear on the many challenges facing Chebucto and his high energy hands-on approach should help raise Chebucto's profile in the community.

Work begins on Provincial Server

         Work begins this week on the new Provincial Server designed to provide email and web services to communities in outlying regions of the province. CCN-Tech Committee members have been practicing the setup and configuration of the many files that go into making up a community network on a development machine in preparation for the arrival of the as-yet unnamed machine later in the week.

IP Editor Becomes Educational Resource

         The Chebucto IP Taoism and the Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan website has been selected by Schlessinger Media, a U.S. educational multimedia company as an Internet Resource for teachers to use as part of a Religions of the World tape series. The 50 minute tape on Confucianism and Taoism includes with it a Teacher's Guide referring to the Chebucto-based website constructed by Christopher Majka.

Chebucto Plus keeps adding users

         The graphical access Chebucto Plus service has been proving to be a hit with CCN users. For a Sustaining membership in the Chebucto Community Net Society of $100 per year, users currently get unlimited hours per month and session times that extend past a guaranteed time so long as modems are available for others to dial in on. In addition to the graphical access, users also get 10 Megs of file space on the Chebucto server, the choice of a custom user name and four different ways of accessing their email.

         The Chebucto Plus service is available to anyone with a Chebucto account. You can register and get your own Chebucto account here if you do not have one.

New CCN Board Sets Up Shop

         The CCN Board has reorganized and here are the new positions:

Old CCN Domain Names Expire!

         The old CCN domain names ccn·cs·dal·ca and cfn·cs·dal·ca are 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 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.


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