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*** Updated November 10, 2021 *** *** CCN WiFi will be down tomorrow November 11th for maintenance. We expect the outage to last for about three hours from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. *** The CCN office is no longer be in the Chase building and has not as yet been re-located. *** The CCN office phone number has changed. *** The numbers for dial-up users will also be changing. We will let you know what numbers to use for your dial-up connections as soon as we have them. *** The Contact Us section of our webpage is the ONLY place to find our current contact information. Google or any other source may be inaccurate or out of date. *** Work on the Manors project is proceeding. We are working together with the Metro Housing Authority and two commercial partners, Solutions Inc. and Skylark, on infrastructure renewal. Currently we are re-wiring, upgrading/replacing old equipment, and mapping our WiFi signal strength in the hope that we can improve our coverage. This is a work in progress and we hope at the end of it our services in the Manors will be improved. *** We are hoping to connect a fibre to one of the manors in order to provide our mesh network with a more reliable upstream connection to the internet and, as always, we are looking at expanding our services to further locations. We will provide updates as they become available. *** Manors visits have resumed with current required COVID-19 protocols in place. New members are now being accepted, please contact the office for more information. *** Your CCN password is private, never give it to anyone. *** All emails that ask for your CCN password are scams. CCN will never send you an email asking for your password.
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Chebucto gets IPv6 addresses

Thanks to its membership in ACORN-NS, Chebucto Community Net has been given its own range of IPv6 addresses to work with. Chebucto's range is 2001:410:a002::/48 a block containing over 35 trillion network addresses. By comparison, Chebucto's previous IPv4 block contained about 250 available addresses.

The traditional Internet uses the IPv4 protocol for all computers to communicate. In recent years the number of available IPv4 addresses has dropped as more and more computers have connected to the Internet. The solution is called IPv6, which has many, many more addresses. As time goes by, more and more of the Internet will move to the IPv6 protocol.

Chebucto plans to start using the IPv6 addresses in the near future, a change that should be completely transparent to end users.


Chebucto now on Twitter

As you can see from the top of the live News page, Chebucto has joined Twitter and entered the age of Social Media. The Twitter feed is a way to communicate news and points of interest to a wide audience in a timely fashion as well as giving Chebucto a way to reach members at those very rare times when Chebucto web services aren't available.

The Twitter feed to bookmark is:

http://twitter.com/ChebuctoCommNet


Scam Alert!

Chebucto users are warned that there are email scams where users are asked for their passwords and other personal information. No matter whom the email says it is from or why they say they need the information, these emails are always a lie. Real organizations do not require you to send them confidential personal information over email. For more information on these sorts of scams, tips to help you recognize these scams and resources to help you find out more, see this Mousepad  column about spear-phishing, yet another in a long line of scams through email designed to snag the unwary.


Help promote Chebucto!

We need your help. We invite our members and supporters to help promote the Chebucto Community Net in the community by printing off and distributing Chebucto brochures and posters from our website.


Chebucto Community Net RSS how-to guide

Chebucto Community Net has posted a guide on how to use our RSS news feed here: chebucto.ca/rss/

Our RSS feed is our way of letting people know fast about important software updates and security alerts as well as new developments at Chebucto. Stay informed with the news as soon as we have it ourselves with our RSS news feed.


Updated - Recommended software list

With the recent interest in Internet security and the rise in various exploits meant to take over user machines, the Chebucto Office has compiled this list of recommended software for user computers running Microsoft Windows.

Web browser: Mozilla Firefox free from Mozilla.com

Email client: Mozilla Thunderbird free from Mozilla.com

All-in-one web browser, email client,
web page editor: Mozilla SeaMonkey
free from Seamonkey-project.org

Free anti-virus programs for home users

  • Microsoft Security Essentials: available for free from Microsoft.com
    For Windows Vista and Windows 7. Later versions of Windows include this protection built-in, renaming it Windows Defender.
    (Requires Windows Validation, i.e. legal copy of Windows)

(Note that both of the following free anti-virus programs also have paid versions which offer additional features):

Anti-Spyware Software:

FTP and SFTP Software: FileZilla free Client Version from Filezilla-project.org
As of mid-2016 FileZilla download includes optional bundled software offer. Installation of the bundled software is not necessary to install FileZilla. We recommend not installing any bundled software as a general rule.

RSS Newsfeed Reader: RSSOwl free from RSSOwl.Org

SSH Client: Putty free from Simon Tatham

Security Tools and Software:

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) free from Microsoft.com
  • Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)
    free from Microsoft.com
  • Microsoft Sysinternals free suite of tools from Microsoft.com
  • Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) free from Secunia

Keeping Microsoft Windows up to date is very important.

All Microsoft Windows users should make sure to run Windows Update at least once a month and download all critical updates. Updates for Windows 10 are released as completed. Updates for Windows 8.1, 8, 7 and Vista are released after 2 PM on the second Tuesday of the month, with an optional second release the fourth Tuesday of the month, and out-of-band emergency updates as necessary. Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is not secure to use.



 

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