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)
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
The Chebucto Community Net pulled out all the stops for
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
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
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.