|Airconditioner Fault Caused Power Outage
||An airconditioner fault on Tuesday, 7 September 2004, caused a power failure to the complete building
at which rebel is located.
A diesel generator was installed on Saturday, 11 September, to provide temporary power until the problem can
be fully repaired.
As a result of this power outage rebel was unavailable between those dates, and indeed telephone service to
Tellurian was similarly unavailable.
We apologise for the inconvenience to you, which obviously was entirely beyond our control.||Hardware Fault Causes Slow Downloads
||Downloads from Rebel have been terribly slow for the last few weeks, and we have
finally tracked the problem down to a faulty network hub. The hub has been replaced
and performance is now back to normal. We apologise for any inconvenience cause to you
by this problem.||Spam Filtering
||Rebel now consults some widely used Email blacklists, and refuses to accept any email
from a computer which is listed on any of them.
The lists are maintained as a public service by their various maintainers, and each have different
procedures used to decide whether to list a computer, and how to have a computer removed once it has
In general computers are only listed if they are known to be an
or used for sending spam.
The blacklists which rebel consults are:
We hope that you notice an improvement through reduced spam in your mailbox.
|Web proxy service
||Rebel now has a web proxy service for rebel dialin users. You may find use of the proxy
give better download performance and better web browsing speed. We encourage you to use the
proxy and to let us know what you think. To use the web proxy, under Microsoft
||Our fair-share policy now includes reduced speed downloads after the first 63Mbytes
in any seven day period.
You can see your current download usage, if you are logged on to a rebel modem, by visiting the
Display Download Usage link on our
User Services page.||Courier WebMail
||We have installed courier webmail, a web based email
program so that you can send and read your email using any web based
||Australian Government legislation requires ISPs to filter banned
Internet content, or to provide
information on internet filtering software.|