CCN News!
Updated: 12 October 1999

Record number of Plus signups

         The Chebucto Plus graphical based service signed up a record 42 new accounts for the month of September, the highest monthly total yet.

CCN Board meeting Thursday (New Location)

         The Board of Directors of the Chebucto Community Net Society will be meeting 6:30 pm Thursday, 14 October 1999 in the Thomas Raddall Public Library, 255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax.

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

CCN Festivities at Word On The Street
Big Success!

         The Chebucto Community Net pulled out all the stops for this year's Word On The Street literacy fair on Spring Garden Road Sunday September 26 1999.

         We received a congratulatory certificate from Halifax West MP Gordon Earle, said hello to a lot of people, gave some Chebucto Information Providers a chance to show the public what they do, and did a normal week's worth of account processing in an afternoon. We even were uploading photos from the event to the CCN site as the afternoon progressed.

CCN-Tech Adds Plus lines

         The CCN-Tech team has added another six phone lines to the Chebucto Plus graphical based service this week.

         The new lines will be administered by the second PortMaster terminal server purchased last month and will bring the total number of Plus lines to 26.

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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