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April 18, 2006 10:00 am
The Mail server crashed and needed a reboot. The cause is unknown. All is operational immediatelly after the reboot.
August 12, 2004 12:50 PM
We are attempting to repair our current mail server, as a result mail services may go down temporarily.
We may need to reset (empty) mailboxes so please back up mail you want to keep. Also please be advised that we may migrate to a different mail server in the next few days or weeks. If we go that route, we will try our best to make it as seamless as possible for you - but you may need to contact us to provide us with your account details.
July 29, 2004 4:55 am
All services are operational.
We have been detecting some excessive email activity on some users accounts. We suspect this is generated by a VIRUS on the users computer. At some times, these excessive sending of emails by the virus can slow down the mail servies for other users. In extreme cases, mail will appears to Stop of not work. We have staff monitoring mail on an hourly basis

Check for Viruses on your computer. Visit: http://symantec.com/cgi-bin/securitycheck.cgi

October 2, 2002 3:52pm
All services are operational.
Dial up uses may see some slowness between the hours of 2am-4am while equipment is upgraded.
November 21, 2001 3:30pm
The Internet Connection at our Backbone provider is back to normal.
November 21, 2001 2:00pm
We are currently experiencing fluctuating problems with our backbone provider, Techs are working on the problem and will have it resolved ASAP. There is currently no ETA.
September 18, 2001 10:00am
Artsci Network Services was down from 8:30 to 9:45 due to a city-wide power failure.
Power has been restored at 9:45 and system is coming back online.
Some services may be unavailable or go down for a couple of minutes as we recover.
August 8, 2001 7:00pm
We exerpienced a hardware failure on our oldest database server that was causing it to act erratic and slow the past couple of days. The problem has now been corrected. We also now have a new database server setup and will be in the process of migrating the databases over in the next couple of days so we can retire the old database server after 5 years of constant 24/7 service. -SN
July 31, 2001 10:00am
All systems have been repaired and services have been restored. If you find any problems with your account(s) or domain(s), please don't hesitate to contact us so we may restore your services and update our systems. Thank you for your patience. -SN
July 18, 2001
One our our new Window 2000 servers was restarting IIS every few minutes until it crashed. We transfer to domain to another server and rebuilt it.

July 1, 2001
We set up a remote secondary DNS server to provide redundant DNS service for our domain customers.

May, 2001
The new servers and windows 2000 software have had a number of problems and our technical staff has been forced to rebuild a number of times. Some domain customers may have their FTP accounts interrupted. Contact the tech staff if you have a FTP problem

Feb. 10, 2001
We have arranged to purchase 6 new Dual processor servers with RAID hard drives. These new server will be placed in service over the next 5 months

Jan 23, 2001
Our Dial-up customers will need to change dail-in access numbers and login/passwords. The company we use to supply 56K access has terminated operations. The new company has nation wide access POPs

Mar 2000
We welcome Mr. Doug Wynn to the artsci.net family. Doug will provide technical and sales support.

April 13, 1998
We received our SPIN # 143011073 from Universal Service. Schools can use this number for state funds for Internet service.

April 12, 1998
Front Page extensionsare now working!.

April 2, 1998
We have our JAVA buttons working again on the main page. Both Netscape and Explorer should see them move when the mouse place over them

March 20, 1998
We have installed our third server (ns3). It is being set-up to be the main mail server.

Feb 1, 1998
We have taken over the Internet services for Arise.net.

Jan 15, 1998
We have our Second Server (NS2) operational and serving pages

November 17, 1997
Our 56K lines have been active for about 2 weeks and everything is working great.
Currently users are not automatically forwarded from the xxx-2320 to the xxx-0110 if the lines are ever busy (fat chance).

September 22, 1997
WOW, what a day, Our DNS stopped working this morning. About half our users had problems getting access to mail and local web sites. We discovered that those users who have their systems set up properly with the proper DNS addresses, had no problems. Users who do not have both primary and secondary DNS address correct, have experenced some problems.
The problem was corrected by 6:00 pm. No mail or other services were lost.
August 25, 1997
We now have news feed available for our users. Interested parties should contact us for the news feed URL
August 18, 1997
Our Digital access number is now working 100%. The only users who will experence any problems are those who have their system improperly set-up. Make sure your have server assigned IP address and the proper DNS numbers
July 15, 1997
At 5:58 am we got a call from Pacific Bell that they have detected a problem with one of our T1 phone lines. At 9:30am they sent out a team of techs to find the problem. They tested our equipment and internal lines found no fault. Approximately 12 noon, they descovered a line problem down the block (between 7-11 and the Hot Dog stand).
The problem was repaired at 6:02pm.

June 28, 1997
We have a new main home page. Do you like it?

June 20, 1997
We have now added new K56 modems to our system. We will be experimenting with the modems for the next few weeks. If you would like to try it out, contact us and let us know

May 16, 1997
We have added a new Acceptable Use Policy page for all our subscribers to view.

May 15, 1997
During the past 2 weeks our server has been assaulted by e-mail spam companies. They have sent thousands of e-mail spams relayed through our mail server. They had forged return e-mail addresses that did not work. It started 3 weeks ago when a new user started spaming with a forged IBM.com return address. We cancelled his account and removed him from the system

We have installed a new e-mail routing that prevents any relay e-mails. This may cause some problems for users who dial into some of our remote POPs. If you have this problem, contact Bill or John.

March 31, 1997
Today we have increased our internet access rate by THREE TIMES!!.
A Guestbook CGI is now available for all our domain customers.
Microsoft FrontPage is now supported.
We now have local POPs in Hollywood and West Hollywood.

March 19, 1997
All systems are operational.
February 26, 1997
Our server was down from 5:30pm until 9:00pm. We were performing some inhancements.

Some domain users have reported some problems using the earthlink CGI mail forms. Everyone should be using our CGI mail forms. See our December 20, 1996 comments on the new cgi format. IT is vastly superior to earthlinks.

February 15, 1997
We have solved the Jan 13th problem. It involved a reverse DNS problem. Some sites wanted specific information about where our users were contacting them from.

February 13, 1997
We have designed some new Counters and Time/Date Displays.

For complete information please visit the Counter Instructions Page.

January 13, 1997
We have discovered that certain internet domains have a serious time delay problem when you attempt to access them from Netscape. For example www.bofa.com & www.wellsfargo.com.

We reported this problem to Pacific Bell Internet. They sent us the following e-mail:

Subject: Latency on the Internet
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 15:53:59 -0800
From: ______@pbi.net
To: bills@artsci.net

Good afternoon, Bill.
This is the standard answer that AGIS has for the latency that everyone in the LA area is experiencing right now.

We are currently experiencing packet-loss and latency problems with our backbone circuits that connect to Los Angeles.

We are in the process of obtaining additional bandwidth for many LA backbone circuits in addition to coming to a permanent solution to the problems we've been having with our LA router.

At this time, there is no definite ETR, but we are working as fast as humanly possible to obtain and turn-up the additional bandwidth needed for Los Angeles.

While there is no ETA on the additional bandwidth in this message, AGIS engineers hope to have customer traffic on the new bandwidth in about a week

--------------- We are following this problem very closely.

December 20, 1996
Wow it is close to X-mas and we have brought all you HTML programmers a little gift - FORMMAIL.CGI!!

We now have formmail.cgi working with all the bells. The mini form below will show you how to make it work.

Note the few lines with the comment out '!' symbol. These are optional form items.

For a detailed formmail.cgi tutorial see
Guestbook Documentation


<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="http://www.artsci.net/cgi-bin/formmail.cgi">
<INPUT Type="HIDDEN" NAME="recipient" VALUE="artsci@artsci.net">
<input type=hidden name="return_link_url" value="http://www.artsci.net">
<input type=hidden name="return_link_title" value="Back to Main Page">
<!input type=hidden name="redirect" value="http://www.artsci.net">
<INPUT TYPE=hidden name="subject" VALUE="artsci.net guestbook form">
<!input type=hidden name="background" value="http://your.host.xxx/image.gif">
<input type=hidden name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
<!input type=hidden name="text_color" value="#000000">
<!iinput type=hidden name="link_color" value="#FF0000">
<input type=hidden name="title" value="Guestbook Form Results">
<!input type=hidden name="required" value="asender,name">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="sort" VALUE="alphabetic">

Your e-mail address: <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" size=35 NAME="email" >
Name (first and last): <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" size=35 NAME="realname">

<input value="Submit Entry" type="submit"><input type="reset">

December 16, 1996
Our Server died at 2:30pm. The main motherboard failed. Our warrenty provided us with an immediate replacement (we drove to Downdown L.A to get it). We had it installed, tested and back on-line by 5:30 pm.

No mail was lost thanks to the back-up service provided by Pac-Tel Internet

December 12, 1996
We are working on a new HTML form CGI. We will present the interface Commands on this page.
We have added a new NT server on the system. It contains a GREAT mail program that we hope to bring you soon!!

October 31, 1996
The new server software now REQUIRES all htmls that access the cgi-bin to be saved as .shtml. This will speed up the server for all standard .html documents (the server no longer need to review all .html documnets while downloading them for a cgi call..


If you use linking within a document to another location within the same document, the server now requires a minor change. OLD WAY ie http://www.domainname.com/filename.html/#JUMP
OLD WAY ie http://www.domainname.com/filename.html#JUMP

Note the slash is no longer required.

October 30, 1996
We Installed new server software. The system was not operating properly from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Domains could not be accessed. All attempts brought up the artsci.net main page.

October 14, 1996
Upgrade complete.

October 12, 1996
We had planned to upgrade the server today.. We discovered that a missing file prevented the upgrade..

October 7, 1996
We created and uploaded a new artsci.net home page. Did you notice? ..

September 29, 1996
We had an IP address problem when we attempted add a new domain. It caused the system to malfunction. We had the problem repaired within 2 hours.

September 2, 1996
We are installing a system upgrade on Wednesday morning, between 8:00 & 9:00 am.

If you have a problem using the counter....Make sure the counter.cgi is installed in your cgi-bin.

August 20, 1996
John generated a little sweat to get it done...... The Counter will now
work with all unique domain accounts!!!
Use the same commands as described below
Problems? email johnm@artsci.net

August 19, 1996
Our system now has a counter for your HTML page.
Currently it is only working on shared users. ie www.artsci.net/~name

For a basic numeric return insert one of the below command EXACTLY as shown where you want the count to appear.
The first one return only a number, the second a number-ord.

<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/counter.cgi" -->
<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/counter-ord.cgi" -->

Unique Domain users will have a counter available by weeks end.

August 15, 1996
After the power failure last week, we purchased a UPS.

July 31, 1996
The system is operational.
Vtrual mail is operating.

July 18, 1996
The system is operational.
Our programmers are completing a hit counter for all artsci.net users to access

July 17, 1996
A programming error caused .jpg file types to load incorrectly.

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