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Updated: 19 February 2001

Chebucto User Names Roll Over

The 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)

Aging air conditioner 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 Set

The 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 ongoing

Chebucto 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 This new name can be used for web page addresses on Chebucto as well as email addresses on Chebucto. The existing domain name 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 update

The 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:

Director               Position
Doug McCann
Chair CCN, Chair: Information Providers' Committee and Webmaster
Marilyn MacDonald
Vice Chair CCN, Chair: Communications Committee
Chris Watt
Treasurer and Chair: Finance Committee
James Carroll
Edward Dyer
Chair: Technical Committee and Operations Manager
Bernie Hart
Chair: External Relations Committee
John McKay
Member At Large
Grace Paterson
External Relations Committee
Mark Rushton
Chair: Volunteer Committee
Jeff Warnica
Member At Large
Viola Winstanley
External Relations Committee
Andrew D. Wright
Chair: Policy Committee
Sharon Parker
Ex-officio Member & Past Chair CCN
Hugh Wright
Ex-officio Member &
advisor to Policy Committee



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