RollaNet Meeting Report
May 3, 1996
Welcome To RollaNet!!
We apologize for getting out of synch with our published
agenda/minutes the past few months. Starting now, we will have a new
format. Rather than separate agenda and minutes, we will have a Meeting
Report which will summarize what happened at the meeting.
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- Almost one year old!! ****1st year anniversary - June 1****
- RollaNet Phone Number 573-364-0852 Leave messages on answering
machine and a volunteer will return your call. We will eventually
establish a voice mail system that will allow us to provide the answers
to commonly asked questions through a menu system.
- 12 more modems, online soon, taking us to 48
- Sprint/United InfoLink influx. Salem, Newburg, Richland, St. Robert,
Waynesville, Fort Leonard Wood, low cost phone access to RollaNet and
other ISPs in Rolla.
- Phelps County Community Partnership Asset Guide Online - a social
services database maintained by MRPC. Take a look at
- 1st Public Access Terminal at Public Library this summer. We are
investigating other locations for additional public terminals.
MOREnet Acceptable Use Policy - we need to remind our users to abide
by this. MOREnet provides our Internet connection and we are bound to
- FidNet - I-Land - RollaNet : How we are different. Your
contributions are tax deductible and are used by RollaNet to execute our
mission to provide equitible public access to the greater Rolla area and
to provide a community information network of information.
See our mission statement
Our Internet services
and online information are provided by dedicated volunteers and members
like you. This helps us keep our costs down, but also limits our ability
to provide technical assistance on demand. You are encouraged to become
an active member by volunteering to provide information
or provide user assistance for others in your
Send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your services.
- Committee Reports
- Financial report:
- Current balance $14,491.57 Total contributions for
the month = $4823 and Total expenses = $8492.98 (most of which was the
cost of the 12 new modems.
- We added 81 new accounts, 54 were
contributing, 27 public.
- Review committee:
- We will pursue application for NAP
Assistance Program) tax credit status. This will help us attract larger
donations because the donor will be able to use tax credit for a
percentage of their donation.
- Hacker report: We have had a couple
of instances of users finding holes in the system which allow them to
change other people's files. We have since closed the holes, but
caution everyone to be on the lookout and report to
email@example.com and unusual activity you see. Other abuse
includes faked email, and RollaNet members letting a non-RollaNet
member use their account. Everyone is reminded of the User Agreement
they signed, and is advised to change your password often and keep it
secret. You are held responsible for what happens on your RollaNet
Support: Answering machine, Voice mail coming soon, send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or for help from other users use
email@example.com. We will be compiling a list of consultants/businesses
in the area who provide support services for those who need extended
help. Remember, RollaNet helpers are volunteers with real jobs and
families and in some cases this causes delays in response time, and
limits us from providing extended support. Your contributions are not
currently being used to pay for technical support.
- InfoScouts: New homepage...Looks Great!!! If you want to be a
provider of community calendar events, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and
he will give you the capability.
- Statistics: 129,000 mail messages (in & out); 20,572 dialup
connections for 462 different users for a total of 442 days of connect
time; Average connect time: 30 minutes (been consistent for a year); Top
user was connected for 13 days (next closest 9, 9, 7, 7, 6, 6, 6, ...);
Web server served 384,176 requests, on average 13,000/day, to 16,000
different hosts, for a total of 2909 Mb transferred. Usenet has 2731
groups with 780,000 articles for a total 2.3Gb. We have a total of 773
- Still working on making Samba available for Win95 users. It will be
announced on rollanet.announce when available.
- Are working on making a counter available for users. This new
counter will be a big improvement over the counters most people are
currently using. Again, this facility will be announced when available.
- Marketing/PR: Working on finalizing the marketing plan; an
anniversary issue of the printed newsletter; Ads and news stories
for the local papers in the greater Rolla area; obtaining machines
and locations for additional public access terminals.
- Adjourn business meeting.
- Questions from the floor.