Category Archives: Scheduled Maintenance

Server downtime

Due to the announcement of the so-called GHOST vulnerability, some of Spiral’s web hosting and e-mail services will be temporarily inaccessible tonight as patches are applied to affected servers.  The nature of GHOST requires that servers be halted and rebooted … Continue reading

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Email migration complete

The server on which NCCN.net e-mail is hosted has now completed tonight’s scheduled migration to the cloud.  The move was uneventful, all data carried over successfully, and access has been tested via both direct login and our NCCN.net webmail client. If you … Continue reading

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“Shellshock”: Major Internet-wide security hole

A critical security vulnerability (now known as “Shellshock”) was announced today, affecting a system shell used by the vast majority of Internet servers.  The vulnerability allows remote hackers to run code on a system without authorization (somewhat like having a virus, but … Continue reading

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DNS cloud transition

As part of our goal to offer better Internet access and services, we are transitioning our DNS services to “the cloud” — virtual servers located on the Internet backbone.  DNS is the service that translates domain names (such as spiral.com) … Continue reading

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