Maintenance Outage 10/19/2013 00:05-01:00

I will need to reboot and image various servers because CentOS has released updates to libraries which require a reboot to activate.

No one machine should be down for more than about 15 minutes, but the entire process is expected to take around an hour to complete.

This will start about five minutes after midnight early Saturday morning and is expected to be completed by around 1AM.

DSL CenturyLink Western Washington Outage

There is presently a problem with DSL on CenturyLink circuits in Western Washington caused by a failure of an ATM card in a switch owned by the company that we use to provide DSL backhaul for CenturyLink circuits.

They have technicians working to restore service.


I’ve spent the last year and a half pretty much re-working Eskimo’s infrastructure to address reliability, speed, and functional issues.

Now things are stable, fast, and more capable.  For example, mail now supports SSL or TLS encryption, not only between your mail client and our server, but also between other TLS encrypted servers.

Mail now supports access from multiple devices simultaneously without corrupting your INBOX.

Your INBOX quota has increased from 200MB to 1GB and even if quota is reached, you will always be able to retrieve your mail.  You will never be locked out because of the need for pop to duplicate your INBOX and not having the quota to do so.

Mail now allows you to customize spam filtering and has much more advanced virus and spam filtering than it had in the past.

Shell now supports graphical access and a full remote desktop, is much faster, and has many new applications including a full office suite, web development applications, software development applications, financial, and scientific applications.

The web server now supports SSL encryption and in addition has modern versions of PHP, Perl, and MySQL.  It’s also reliable and fast.

All of these improvements have reduced the rate that people leave but hasn’t increased the rate that new customers come and that’s a problem.

Please tell me what you need to make this relevant and useful to you today and also something that you’d want to tell your friends about.

You can e-mail or me personally at

Thank you.

StatusNet Invite Only

Because only one person volunteered to moderate and I’ve been spending hours a day deleting spam and can not continue to do that, I’ve set StatusNet to invite only which means in order to register an account you will need to get an invite from an existing user.

If you are an Eskimo North customer and would like access please e-mail

If you are not an Eskimo North customer, you will need to know an existing StatusNet user here and contact them.