Updated: 30 August 1999
CCN Board meeting Tuesday
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
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
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. 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.