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                      ROCKNET MEETING MINUTES

                         February 13, 2003

The meeting was held in the City Manager's Conference room at City Hall.
The meeting convened at 7:45 pm.

Present were: Jim Beller, Mike Cannon, Betsy Robbins, Stan Klein, 
Roald Schrack, and Bob Ekman.

1) The minutes of the meeting of January 9, 2003 were accepted.

2) Betsy reported that the city website had 2257 visits/ day in January. 
Rocknet had 381 visits/day.  The newly activated streaming of channel 11 
seems to be working OK. There have been a few unexplained halts in the 
streaming. The present 1 MHZ bandwidth will support 10 highband (DSL) 
viewers and about 50 lowband (Dial-Up) viewers.

The summer camp guide is up and attracts a great public interest. The 
Nature Center page has been expanded and the Climbing Gym logo has been 
redesigned. The city Graphical Information System is being prepared for a 
limited use on the city website.

3) Mike Cannon reported on improvements being planned for the Citizen 
Service Request web page that will make automatic assignments of problems 
to appropriate city staff and then permit a follow up of actions taken.

4) Bob Ekman reported on the implementation of the new server.  The new 
server unique address is rocknet01.rocknet. org and the old server is points to the old server at this 

The new server normally requires a secured FTP for the web administrators. 
A list of present administrator accounts was distributed. Inactive accounts 
were dropped, active accounts will be transferred to the new server but new 
passwords must be assigned.

There was an extended discussion on the Lyris listserve software and the 
various possible modes of action. It was decided that some groups may need 
to have two listserves.

5) Mike Cannon discussed the need for technical assistance at the polling 
places in the coming fall election. The election judges will be using new 
electronic voting equipment for the first time. Rocknet members said they 
would help.

6) The question of the length of renewal of the domain name was discussed. 
It was decided to renew for 3 years.

The meeting adjourned at 9:40 pm

Respectfully submitted,

  Roald A. Schrack
  13 Farsta Ct.
  Rockville, MD 20850
  voice: 301-279-7017
  fax:   301-279-8889