system upgrade (fwd)

Judy Ann Brown (
Thu, 2 Jan 1997 22:52:26 -0500

Hi all

Earlier I sent a message warning that the Dimacs system would be down Jan 11 and
12. The LP participants received a message from Joe that I thought explained
what is happening better than I did so I thought I would pass it along to you.
Sorry to those drei participants who are also on the LP list as this is a double


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From: Joe Rosenstein <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 21:23:55 -0500
Subject: system upgrade

You just received a message from the DIMACS systems administrator
letting you know that the system will be down on Saturday and Sunday
January 11-12.

The implications of this message are

a. if you send an email message to teachers@dimacs while the system
is down, you will get an error message which says "dimacs? never
heard of it" -- in which case you can send the message again when the
system is back up.

b. if you want to get to the Internet through "dimacs" you won't be
able to -- so plan accordingly.

Of course, following Murphy's Law, there is no guarantee that the
system will be up by 6 p.m. on Sunday 1/12, despite best intentions.
So the upgrade may have some negative consequences after the projected
restoration time.

Stay tuned.


Joseph G. Rosenstein -- phone 908/445-4065 -- fax 908/445-3477 Check out the NJ Math Coalition WWW page on ... and my personal WWW page on ...


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