Subj: Internet Cleanup Day
THIS MESSAGE WILL AGAIN BE REPEATED IN MID FEBRUARY.
It's that time again!
As many of you know, each year the Internet must be shut down for 24 hours in order to allow us to clean it. The cleaning process, which eliminates dead email
and inactive ftp, www and gopher sites, allows for a better working and faster Internet
This year, the cleaning process will take place from 12:01 a.m.. GMT on February 27
until 12:01 a.m. GMT on February 28
(the time least likely to interfere with ongoing work).
During that 24-hour period, five powerful Internet search engines
situated around the world will search the Internet and delete any data that they find.
In order to protect your valuable data from deletion we ask that you do the following:
1. Disconnect all terminals and local area networks from their Internet connections.
2. Shut down all Internet servers, or disconnect them from the Internet.
3. Disconnect all disks and hardrives from any connections to the Internet.
4. Refrain from connecting any computer to the Internet in any way.
We understand the inconvenience
that this may cause some Internet users, and we apologize. However, we are certain that any inconveniences will be more than made up for by the increased speed and efficiency
of the Internet, once it has been cleared of electronic flotsam and jetsam
We thank you for your cooperation