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I don't know if this is the most appropriate group to post to But it always
seems rather busy with lots of subscribers so here it goes.
For the last 2 months i've has a free site with this new up and coming
company (which has provided a excellent service by
the way and who i'd recommend to anyone)
But over the last 3 days all their sites have gone down!!!!!!! This is
Can anyone out there please shed some light. Thanks.

Re: mystery host

All I can say is I followed all the steps for the free account,
emailed the guy 3 times, and after a month I still haven't heard
anything. I even called him and he basically said something to the
effect of "we are changing servers but everything will be back to
normal in a few hours" ... well that was last week - teh forums are
still offline...

I think it's a one-man operation or something - I would like to try
the service out for a month for free then if it can stay online then I
would sign up and pay the guy but at this rate it seems like it would
be a problem even if i were going to drop off a sack of gold at the
guy's doorstep with no questions asked...

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Re: mystery host (stan k.) wrote in message
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They may well be a one man operation. Run by Chris Alessi ii. However
when they were up and running they were really good. Probably about
the best free/low cost web host going. They gave you all the server
side scripting extras free and you only had to place a single ad on
your homepage. But as they became more popular people had to wait
longer to get hosted.
I hope they get going again. If you check there website
www, they do seem to be slowwwly coming back to

Re: mystery host

I have even emailed the guy saying something to the effect that I'd
like to try out his service for a month and if it works well I will
come on as a pay subscriber after that. That seems pretty reasonable
to me... I wonder how many more weeks I am going to be waiting to hear
from the guy. Either way when I finally get somewhere with this host I
will post here...

In the meantime, do you guys know of any other place to go to that is
I'm just looking for a low cost web host really that I can first try
out for free to make sure I like it...


Re: mystery host

On 12 Sep 2003 13:01:54 -0700, (stan k.)

Quoted text here. Click to load it is what I use, about 8 bucks a month. Very user
friendly, and superb tech support like none I have seen before.


"There would be a lot more civility in this world if people
 didn't take that as an invitation to walk all over you"
                   - (Calvin and Hobbes)

Re: mystery host

OK thanks I will check them out. Hey have any of you been getting mail
bombed recently? I've been getting about 75 emails a day of various
stuff regarding Microsoft patches and updates. Just started

Re: mystery host

Gazing into my crystal ball I observed (stan k.)

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Adrienne Boswell
Please respond to the group so others can share

Re: mystery host

Thanks Adrienne,
Yes I was just reading the paper and figured that's what it was too
and I was signing on here to warn people...

here's the info on it. Hopefully if i didn't open any of those emails,
I'm okay....

Discovered on: September 18, 2003
Last Updated on: September 19, 2003 09:02:11 AM

NOTE: This threat was previously detected as Worm.Automat.AHB by
definitions automatically created by Symantec's Digital Immune System.

Due to an increase in submissions, Symantec Security Response has
upgraded W32.Swen.A@mm to Category 3, as of 6:30pm Thursday, September
18, 2003.

W32.Swen.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to
spread itself. It attempts to spread through file-sharing networks,
such as KaZaA and IRC, and attempts to kill antivirus and personal
firewall programs running on a computer.

The worm can arrive as an email attachment. The subject, body, and
From: address of the email may vary. Some examples claim to be patches
for Microsoft Internet Explorer, or delivery failure notices from

W32.Swen.A@mm is similar to W32.Gibe.B@mm in function, and is written
in C++.

Also Known As:
Swen [F-Secure], W32/Swen@mm [McAfee], W32/Gibe-F [Sophos], Worm
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows
Server 2003, Windows XP
Systems Not Affected:
DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft IIS, OS/2, UNIX, Windows 3.x

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