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ISP Service Transition
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Chesapeake Online, Inc.

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Transition Overview Software Configuration Login Names & Passwords Service Changes

[Bullet] Transition Overview | Home | Top | Index |

    The transition of GREENBELT.COM Internet services to Chesapeake will be accomplished between May 10 and May 31 and will proceed generally as follows:

    • Subscriber service accounts will be defined on Chesapeake servers.
    • GREENBELT.COM and subscriber website files will be transferred to Chesapeake.
    • Transition instructions will be distributed to subscribers via website bulletin, e-mail and postal mail.
    • Subscribers will configure their Internet software to access GREENBELT.COM services at Chesapeake.
    • Subscribers should test all their services and report to GIAC any problems encountered at Chesapeake. GIAC volunteers will assist subscribers as needed on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • On Friday, May 28, a request will be submitted to InterNIC to transfer the GREENBELT.COM domain name from SigmaNet to Chesapeake. Due to the high volume of InterNIC transactions, the exact time of transfer is unpredictable but is expected to occur by Sunday, May 30.
    • GREENBELT.COM e-mail messages will begin to arrive at the Chesapeake mail server immediately upon transfer of the domain name. Messages not downloaded from the SigmaNet mail server prior to the domain transfer will be lost -- subscribers are advised to retrieve their messages as often as possible after May 28.

[Bullet] Software Configuration | Home | Top | Index |

    To access GREENBELT.COM services at Chesapeake, reconfigure your Internet software with the following information --

    • Server addresses
      • Primary DNS -- 24.3.0.34
      • Secondary DNS -- 24.3.0.33
      • HTTP web server -- www.greenbelt.com
      • POP3 (incoming) mail server -- mail.greenbelt.com
      • SMTP (outgoing) mail server -- mail.greenbelt.com
      • FTP file transfer server -- ftp.greenbelt.com
      • NNTP news server -- 24.2.2.71
    • Modem access numbers
      • Digital access - 56Kbps (144 lines)
        -- 301-858-1000 (DC metro)
        -- 410-721-6777 (Annapolis)
      • Analog access - 56Kbps (32 lines)
        -- 301-261-0235 (DC metro)
        -- 410-721-0066 (Annapolis)
        -- 410-519-4027 (Baltimore)
    • Login names & passwords
    • Website directory (FTP)
      • /greenbelt/<your website directory>

[Bullet] Login Names & Passwords | Home | Top | Index |

  • Login names for your account services are listed on the yellow configuration sheet recently sent to you by postal mail. Login names (connect / mailbox / website) cannot exceed sixteen (16) characters in length. Accounts affected by this change have been provided with shorter login names.
    NOTE: E-mail addresses and website URLs are not affected by this rule -- only login names.

  • Login passwords for your account services are listed on the yellow configuration sheet recently sent to you by postal mail. Login passwords (connect / mailbox / website) cannot exceed eight (8) characters in length. Accounts affected by this change have been provided with shorter login passwords. Also, in most cases, the connect password for an account has been set to the same value as the mailbox / website password.
    NOTE: To reduce the number of configuration changes needed, passwords known to GIAC were re-applied to subscriber accounts -- however, your passwords may be different from those you were using at SigmaNet if you made changes unknown to GIAC.

    After the transition, you are encouraged to change your password(s) to confidential values.

  • If you need help getting connected, contact GIAC at 301-614-8545.

[Bullet] Service Changes | Home | Top | Index |

    The following features / services are no longer available --
    • Terminal dial-up access
    • Unix shell accounts (telnet is still available)
    • National number access

    The following fees no longer apply --

    • ISP annual fee for secondary commercial websites
    • ISP annual fee for additional webspace

    The following new features / services are available --

    • Website passwords may be different from mailbox passwords, allowing --
      • the delegation of business website maintenance to third-party webmasters
      • the donation of "personal" website directories to non-profit entities
    • Website directories may be "aliased" with registered domain names, providing an easy and inexpensive growth path for business websites. Contact the GIAC Community Webmaster for details.


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