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Updated: 19 February 2001
Chebucto User Names Roll OverThe default Chebucto user name system, which runs an alphabetic pattern from aa001 to zz999 has rolled over to the first accounts starting with the letter 'B'. This translates as more than 25,000 account signups since our inception in the spring of 1994. The account, ba001, was activated January 24th, 2001.
Aging Air Conditioner Disrupts Service (Again)An aging air conditioning tower in the machine room hosting the Chebucto machines broke down this week, causing a service disruption lasting eight hours. The tower, which dissipates heat produced by the machines in the Dalhousie Math and Stats Dept. machine room, including Chebucto's, triggers a power shutdown for safety reasons when it fails. Service was restored by 9 am. There was some disruption of the Chebucto Plus service following the blackout while system settings were being restored.
It is hoped that the air conditioning tower, which has broken down three times in the last eighteen months, will be replaced.
Chebucto Annual General Meeting Date/ Location SetThe 2000 Chebucto Community Net Society Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, April 3rd, 2001 in the main auditorium of the Computing Science Building, 6050 University Avenue, Halifax. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm, but there will be a short presentation on various Chebucto projects starting at 6:30 pm.
The meeting is open to all active members of the Chebucto Community Net Society.
Hard disk problems ongoingChebucto users have been experiencing some intermittent error messages such as "No space left on device" or a failure to write files to their Chebucto disk space. This is due to a flaky hard drive on our system. Two replacement drives were ordered but there has been some difficulty in their configuration. The Chebucto Technical Committee is working on the problem, and has cleared space on the affected drive by deleting expired files. It is hoped that the extra room on the hard drive will result in fewer of these error messages while a permanent solution is found.
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.
Board updateThe Chebucto Board of Directors welcomes new Board members John McKay and Jeff Warnica. These two long-time Chebucto members responded to the recent call for new Board members.
Here's the current Board lineup:
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