CCN News!
Updated: 30 August 1999

CCN Board meeting Tuesday

         The Board of Directors of the Chebucto Community Net Society will be meeting 6:30 pm Tuesday, 31 August 1999 at the North Branch Library, 2285 Gottingen St.

         Members of the Chebucto Community Net and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Air Conditioner Failure Causes Machine Failures

         The failure of the air conditioning tower in the machine room containing the Chebucto Net machines caused a loss of service Friday August 20. The machine room is set up so that a temperature rise will cause all machines to immediately power down. The text-based CCN service, Chebucto Plus graphical service, and the Dalhousie Math Department computers were all down from 12:15 am until around 1 pm while repairs were made to the cooling tower.

         The tower is being replaced by Dalhousie but this may take up to four weeks and further breakdowns in this time are still possible.

CCN-Tech Adds PortMaster

         The CCN-Tech team received a second PortMaster terminal server Friday the 13th, adding the capacity for three hundred more people to the Chebucto Plus graphical based service.

         Testing of lines and modems will be ongoing for the next few days and members may expect to see more lines added to the Plus modem pool soon after.

New quota levels!

         The CCN-Tech team is pleased to announce that quota levels for all new and renewing Full and Family membership accounts will get even more disk space than before: 1500 k of file space quota and 1500 k of mail quota.

         This increase in quota is being slowly phased in as current Full members renew and new Full members are added so as to not cause any disk overloads.

Work continues on new Provincial Server

         Work on the new Provincial Server, designed to provide email and web services to communities in outlying regions of the province, continues as finishing touches are put to the various programs and scripts running on Athena, the newest machine in the Chebucto family.

         The Provincial Server, with work still in progress on its website at will be tested by various Community Access Program sites around the province before it becomes fully operational later this summer. It's designed to offer email and web space to communities across Nova Scotia currently without such public services locally available.

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. It is planned to stop delivery of mail to these old addresses by November 1, 1999 and mail currently going to these addresses is receiving notice to this effect.

         Work continues on the purging of all references to these outdated addresses from CCN files and documents including User Profiles. Some Chebucto users may experience slow logins when 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. Users are urged to remove any references to the old domain names and may choose to automate this process if they wish.


Please submit CCN news items to:

Andrew D. Wright,


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