Month: April 2002

We have scheduled an upgrade on our Cable and

Tue Apr 30 15:42:16 PDT 2002 — We have scheduled an upgrade on our Cable and Wireless T3 for tomorrow morning at 6:00am. We will be upgrading our bandwidth from 15 Megabits to 45 Megabits. There should be no interruption of service during this upgrade. -Steve

UPDATE Wed May 1 06:25:18 PDT 2002 : Cable and Wireless T3 upgrade went flawless. No down time was seen, and all looks well. -Steve

Upcoming scheduled downtime of domain…

Fri Apr 26 11:45:57 PDT 2002 — Upcoming scheduled downtime of domain registration services.

This is a registry imposed maintenance that will affect all ICANN accredited registrars equally. We will be working to minimize the effects of this downtime and will be releasing more information as it becomes available.

This maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm on Sunday, 2002-04-08 and is scheduled to last for 12 hours.


We have updated the look and feel of our some

Fri Apr 26 17:30:13 PDT 2002 — We have updated the look and feel of our some of our membertools to make them cleaner and easier to use. Most importantly, we’ve enabled Mailbox and DialUp Add-on account access to the member tools. These accounts can now use the appropriate account management tools, including SpamAssassin. -Kelsey, Nathan, Chris M. and John F.

SpamAssassin has been upgraded to the latest…

Thu Apr 25 10:08:40 PDT 2002 — SpamAssassin has been upgraded to the latest stable version, 2.20. There have been a number of small rule set changes, fixes and additions and the rule scoring has been improved as well. This was a seamless upgrade and did not adversely affect any users. For more information about SpamAssassin see and our local AntiSpam newsgroup news:// To turn SpamAssassin on for you account, please see the SpamCan member tool at

Please note that mailbox and dialup add-on accounts cannot access the Member Tools to turn SpamAssassin on at this time. However, our support department can turn on SpamAssassin manually for these users. We are in the final testing phase of a complete rewrite of the tools which will enable mailbox and dialup add-on accounts to access the appropriate tools and expect to have them ready by early next week. -Kelsey

WorldCom/UUNet network instabilities.

Thu Apr 25 09:00:36 PDT 2002 — WorldCom/UUNet network instabilities. UUNet reports a problem in their global network causing routing instabilities throughout their backbone. This problem is affecting a large part of the Internet in the United States. It will cause intermittent connectivity problems until UUNet is able to resolve the issue. In the mean time,’s redundant backbone Internet connection with Cable & Wireless will continue to serve non-UUNet connected Internet space. -Matt and Steve is proud to announce the addition…

Thu Apr 25 16:12:01 PDT 2002 — is proud to announce the addition of the .US top level domain (TLD) to our list of supported domain names.

Real time registrations for this exciting new TLD are being processed now. This new name-space is likely to get crowded, so if you’ve got a good name you are interested in, act quickly to secure it.

Also, to celebrate the release of .US, is offering 2 FREE years of domain registration, a $50.00 value, when you sign up for multihomed website hosting for any newly registered domain. This special offer is available for all .us, .com, .net, .org, .info and .biz domain names.

To secure your .US domain name, visit our domain tool at:

Update: We apologize for mangled MOTD, a software bug caused the format to get destroyed.

Mail Authentication Failures: We just had an…

Thu Apr 25 15:32:23 PDT 2002 — Mail Authentication Failures: We just had an unusual hiccup with our POP3 servers. Starting at 15:13 for approximately 10 minutes we dropped a large portion of all POP3 connections due to authentication failures. The problem resolved itself before were able to track down the source. We are continuing to track down the cause of the failures so we can prevent it from occurring again. -Kelsey, Nathan, Russ, Matt and Steve

The new SBC Pacific Bell phone book is likely

Fri Apr 19 23:25:55 PDT 2002 — The new SBC Pacific Bell phone book is likely to hit your porch shortly. Be sure to check out the new index tab advertisement in the Internet Guide section. It’s big, full color and card stock, and you can’t miss it. Tell a friend! -Dane

C&W bandwidth upgrade from 15Mbps to 45Mbps…

Fri Apr 19 23:23:31 PDT 2002 — C&W bandwidth upgrade from 15Mbps to 45Mbps (full T3). We’re planning to add 50% more bandwidth to our network connections on on either Monday or Tuesday morning. We’ll be making the change between six and eight AM, and during the change there is likely to be a brief slowdown as routes re-converge. -Ops staff

Emergency maintenance on Broadlink wireless…

Wed Apr 17 14:08:56 PDT 2002 — Emergency maintenance on Broadlink wireless network. Broadlink will be performing maintenance on the backhaul serving the Rincon Valley tower site at 2:15pm today. This will interrupt service to Broadlink customers on the North East side of Santa Rosa. Maintenance is expected to take 10-15 minutes. -Broadlink and