Several important things to know... I am aware that some people are having serious connection problems with the new Seattle MegaPOP POP, and I've come to the conclusion that MegaPOP will never address some of these issues. To address this situation, I've signed up with another aggregator that will give us access to MegaPOP, UUNET, and Ziplink (now owned by WorldNet) dial-up ports. However, your account will only work on 56k or ISDN account will only work on MegaPOP until we get it transferred into the new system. The administrative interface is different for the new system and we have to learn how to use it. People who are having dial-up service problems will be the first to be moved. Next, people with need for access in areas served by the new numbers, not by MegaPOP. Some people may not wish to move, because they have static IP's or because restrictions on the new system are problematic. SMTP is restricted to their SMTP server with spam filtering, limits of a maximum of 30 recipients, etc. I am trying to convince them to allow at least connection to our SMTP server but there are apparently contractual issues with UUNET. I am totally in the process of restructuring the host services to fix ongoing stability problems and improve speed. When all is said and done, user file space will be on a stripped disk partition with 10,000 RPM drives. This includes user files, ftp directory, and mail files. This will take the NFS load off of eskimo, greatly simplify and reduce NFS (network file system) interdependencies between the machines, and we'll be replacing platforms which are unreliable under Linux with platforms that are reliable under that OS. The crash tonight was my fault. In order to do this I've got to make a lot of configuration changes, and unfortunately, sometimes I type randomly. Sorry.