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#20228 - 01/12/03 04:20 PM **** We're Back !! ****  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,878
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 [Linked Image]

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. [Linked Image] It can really affect a lot of people in many ways.

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

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[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 01-12-2003).]

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#20229 - 01/12/03 04:25 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****  
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
"Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible," as they used to say on TV over here!

Nice to be back. [Linked Image]

#20230 - 01/12/03 05:31 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****  
Roger  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
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 05:40 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****  
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
Bill: I'm glad it's back up again. I missed it... [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)

#20232 - 01/12/03 07:31 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****  
Frank Cinker  Offline
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 311

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 08:45 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****  
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,311
a terrorist act! off with his head i say!

#20234 - 01/12/03 08:56 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****  
txsparky  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 552
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 09:35 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****  
arseegee  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 324
Statesboro, GA USA
I told my helper not to cut that line!

#20236 - 01/12/03 09:53 PM Re: **** We're Back !! ****  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
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 - 01/13/03 01:15 AM Re: **** We're Back !! ****  
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,222
SI,New Zealand
Thank God, ECN is back.
Shocks like that I don't need!. [Linked Image]

Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

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