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#20228 - 01/12/03 12:20 PM **** We're Back !! ****
Bill Addiss Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA
As some of you might have noticed. The ECN Forum has been down for about 36 hrs. since 2 am Sat morn. No, we weren't changing the BB software

It seems that someone climbed a pole and cut a major Telco cable that comes into the Industrial Park/Office Complex where our servers are located. So, the T1 line was out. Websites were down and no mail service (to us) either. The Telco guys say that this happens all the time where cables are cut or equipment smashed with sledgehammers. On a personal note I hope that these things are investigated and persons prosecuted. It can really affect a lot of people in many ways.

Thanks to those who had written expressing their concern, or offering their help!


[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 01-12-2003).]
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#20229 - 01/12/03 12:25 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****
pauluk Offline
Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7520
Loc: Norfolk, England
"Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible," as they used to say on TV over here!

Nice to be back.
#20230 - 01/12/03 01:31 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****
Roger Offline
Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1716
Loc: N.C.
On a personal note I hope that these things are investigated and persons

I agree and wouldn't this be a felony?

It can really affect a lot of people in many ways.

Think of people who might need communications in emergencies, or the elderly who depend on communication for security from isolation.

Please let us know if any are caught.

Thanks Roger
#20231 - 01/12/03 01:40 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****
mamills Offline
Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 745
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Bill: I'm glad it's back up again. I missed it...

Mike (mamills)
#20232 - 01/12/03 03:31 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****
Frank Cinker Offline
Registered: 07/29/01
Posts: 311
Loc: Pennsylvania

I panicked. I would dread losing this web site. I usually get an answer to my questions within hours. That is one of the many reasons I think this message board is such a good resource.

#20233 - 01/12/03 04:45 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****
sparky Offline
Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5303
a terrorist act! off with his head i say!
#20234 - 01/12/03 04:56 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****
txsparky Offline
Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 552
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
n a personal note I hope that these things are investigated and persons prosecuted. It can really affect a lot of people in many ways.

Perhaps sterilization with a cattle prod or dull butter knife would discourage this behavior in the future.
#20235 - 01/12/03 05:35 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****
arseegee Offline
Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 324
Loc: Statesboro, GA USA
I told my helper not to cut that line!
#20236 - 01/12/03 05:53 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****
Joe Tedesco Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 2749
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
I was lost in the web and was not sure of what to do so I bought another toy! A DVD burner, now I will have fun recording stuff and show what happens to the jerk who climbed the pole and wound up as a "crispy critter"!

*&^%$^#$%@!#$% to that &*^%$# who did the cutting!

Let us know if they caught the SOB!
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
#20237 - 01/12/03 09:15 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****
Trumpy Offline

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Thank God, ECN is back.
Shocks like that I don't need!.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin
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