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Updated: 17 November 2000
Chebucto gets a new domain name!Chebucto has acquired the new domain name chebucto.ca. This new name can be used for web page addresses on Chebucto as well as email addresses on Chebucto. The existing domain name chebucto.ns.ca will still work for both web page addresses and email addresses and there is no plan to discontinue it.
Changes in the way that .Ca (Canadian) domain names are registered opened up the option for existing provincial domain name holders to upgrade to the higher level national domain name. Re-registering all .Ca domain names is mandatory for all .Ca domain name holders.
Chebucto memory upgrade successfulA planned memory upgrade to Chebucto's main machines took longer than expected November 9th, but was successful in the end. Random Access Memory (RAM) was added to Chebucto servers Halifax and Phoenix in an effort to reduce high system loads. Halifax, a Sun Ultra 1 workstation and the main Chebucto server, now has 448 Megs of RAM and Phoenix, a Sun SparcStation 20 which was Chebucto's original server, now has 224 Megs of RAM.
Users should see faster performance for Chebucto services and web page response times as a result of this upgrade. The memory, which is specially designed for Sun machines, is more expensive than regular computer memory and had to be ordered from the U.S.
Technical Committee Chair Ed Dyer and volunteer Johnathan Thibodeau worked from 6 pm to well after 10 pm making sure that everything was functioning correctly. Some initial configuration problems caused the planned one hour outage to run long.
Board updateThe Chebucto Board of Directors' list has been modified yet again with the resignation of Member-At-Large Derek Ferguson due to time constraints. For those keeping score, there have been six Board members resign since the Chebucto Annual General Meeting in April this year.
On a more positive note, Ed Dyer has joined the Board as the Technical Committee Chair and Marilyn MacDonald has accepted the position of Communications Committee Chair, so the Board is back to full strength.
Here's the current Board lineup:
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