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    Lansing Heritage is Moving

    Well, its good to be back after a six week absence from regular participation in this forum. Unfortunately, real life took over with a couple of unplanned events that required my undivided attention. They are now behind me, and I have a fair bit of catching up to do.

    First the big news - Lansing Heritage is about to move. For the past three and a half years, the site has been hosted by the commercial service http://www.becamation.com. Overall, it has been a good experience. However, it represented the single greatest cost of running this site and I was always fighting storage and bandwidth caps that limited our growth. This is now about to change. Thanks to John Nebel, and his company CSD Internet, Lansing Heritage has been given a new home at no cost and with ample room to grow. Feel free to let John know what you think of his gesture. I can't say enough positive things.

    I have tentatively scheduled a physical move for the evening of November 26, 2003. With the exception of the forum, the web pages have already been set up on CSD's servers. What has to happen next is to transfer the name servers for our domain to CSD. At that time, I'll move the forum.

    Without going any further into tech speak, this means that all of the servers on the internet have to be informed that Lansing Heritage is now at a new location. I have been told that this takes around 24hrs. During that period, you could be directed to the old or new site depending on how fast your internet provider updates. To prevent loss of posts in our forum during the transition, I will close down the Becamation hosted forum just before I initiate the name transfer and open the CSD forum at approximately the same time. During the 24hrs of name confusion, I will put up a redirect at the Becamation forum page that will allow you to go to the new forum even if your ISP directed you to the old one.

    After the 24 transition period, there should be no noticeable change in how Lansing Heritage looks or operates. If it hasn't been clear, at no time will there be a change in the address you type in to reach our site. We will continue to be at http://www.audioheritage.org and http://www.lansingheritage.org for the Library. Only the underlying IP address will change to reflect the new location. If you have bookmarked or added our site to your “Favorites” list, there is no need to edit them. They will continue to work for the new server.

    The only other turmoil you might see will be during the transfer of the forum. Past experience indicates that I can do this in as little as a half hour if there are no problems. During that time, the forum will be completely inaccessible, either at the Becamation site or the new CSD site. I’ll do this portion of the move at an off peak time to minimze the disruption. However, there is the chance that it could take longer, so don’t be surprised accessing our forum results in a “Closed” message for an hour or two on the evening of the 26th.

    Time for an update on the pledge drive. Thanks to your help, the pledge drive was a resounding success. Approximately $2,300 was raised during the drive. This completely eliminated our accumulated debt and will allow me to upgrade the software I use to author this site.

    I have updated the Financial Contributors page and accounting spreadsheet to reflect the results of this drive. You can take a look at the links below. I have already contacted some of you by email or PM to express my personal thanks. I will continue with this and contact everyone that has contributed by the end of this week.

    http://www.audioheritage.org/html/ou.../financial.htm

    http://www.audioheritage.org/html/in...site-costs.htm

    That’s it for now, I will post status updates as needed over the next 48 hrs.
    Regards

    Don McRitchie

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    Glad to see you back and for your ceaseless hard work.

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    Don:

    My greatest thanks to Your wonderful work; Please give my thanks to John Nebel for His generosity.

    To the 400+ members that didn´t: Hey!, drop five bucks.

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    Hey, Don...

    Seeing your post pretty much tops-off a great start for the holiday week here in the Lower 48. Nice...

    I tried to phone through to Winnipeg while I was in Val d'Or, Quebec late last week, but the cell phone nodes were, well, let's say "few and far between..." Was just startin' to wonder a bit about your absense.

    A hearty thanks to you, John and "behind the scenes Ann" for the coming migration. John's generosity is beyond my expectations - and the irony is that his gratis hosting comes with an astonishing level of support. And, he is the original owner of a pristine pair 4343's!!!

    Now, about your speakers...
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    Thanks for the kind words guys. Just a quick update since there has been a minor change in plans for the transfer since the original post above. Basically, the forum has been moved in advance of having the name servers changed. This means that, if you use a bookmark or "Favorite" to take you directly to the forum, it will instead take you to a temporary page with a link to this relocated forum. Do not change your bookmark. Within the next 48 hrs, the name server change will take effect and your bookmark will again take you directly to this forum.
    Regards

    Don McRitchie

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    Ah HA! And I thought only geologists could explain earth movements...

    The migration has begun. The Link you refer to did not appear for me, but I edited back to www.lansingheritage.org and "wormed" (sorry, John!!) my way in. Then, I had to log in.

    Tread carefully tonight, JBL'ers... Keep your lamps trimmed and burning!
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    We're Back!

    From this user's experience getting back was almost seamless.

    I did have to re-enter the password bit that I have normally saved on my computer.

    Great job Don and Co.


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    Re: Lansing Heritage is Moving

    Thank you very much John and Ann!

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    Thumbs up A New Home

    John & Ann ! Thankyou so much for providing a new home for this forum et al.

    < Earl K

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    I was going to try to upload some scanned JBL catalogs to FTP
    site but seem unable to bring it up.
    Is that still in the moving process

    Thanks
    Mike Caldwell

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    Hi Mike

    I got your email and was going to respond today. However, here is as good a place as any to discuss.

    First off, thank you very much for taking the time to scan and share this information. I certainly can make use of it. Regarding FTP access, this is something that has not been addressed yet due to the move. I need make a request of CSD to set up an anonymous FTP account that is restricted to uploads. Unfortunately, anonymous FTP sites become magnets for porn and file trading so that there has to be restrictions to prevent downloads. I intend to contact CSD with this request this evening. I'll keep you posted.
    Regards

    Don McRitchie

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    FTP

    Don and Mike,

    If you need a separate ID for ftp, pls let me know. One possibility would be an ID whose password was freely given to forum members, ie. quasi-public rather than the usual anonymous ftp open to the world.

    John
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    Re: FTP

    Originally posted by nebel@csdco.com
    Don and Mike,

    If you need a separate ID for ftp, pls let me know. One possibility would be an ID whose password was freely given to forum members, ie. quasi-public rather than the usual anonymous ftp open to the world.

    John
    Hi John

    I was going to contact Ann this evening, since I don't have her email address here at work. If you want to take care of this issue, or pass it on to Ann, I would certainly be appreciative. I'll send you details in a PM
    Regards

    Don McRitchie

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    Hello
    Thanks for the update.
    If all else fails I'll make a copy of the CD
    and drop it into the mail.

    Thanks
    Mike Caldwell

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    It was set up today.
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