SR - Re: NR - On-line Ansteorra : The Next Generation...

Chris, Christina, and Maegan cncnorman at
Mon Apr 26 13:19:25 PDT 1999

    Phelim - Regarding your ideas of purchasing a server for the Ansteorran
    My only question is who is paying for the lease of the T1 line for this
endeavor?  Not to mention the headache of protecting the server from getting
hacked, the day to day administration of the server, the constant
maintenance to the pages, and the list goes on and on..................
    Has anyone proposed the idea of leasing space on a server through a
commercial provider?  Many of these companies will provide plenty of space
for the Ansteorran pages along with enough e-mail addresses for the Great
Officers of State along with the ability to auto-forward messages in those
mailboxes.  Also, most of these companies will take care of the hassle of
registering a domain name for the server.  The best part of all this is that
most of these services start at around $19.95.  While purchasing a server
for the kingdom sounds like a great idea . . .  if it is closely looked at
the disadvantages outweigh the benefits.

Lord Tristan of StarLake
AKMA Chris Norman, Microsoft Certified Professional
WebMaster, United States Air Forces Europe
cncnorman at
christopher.norman at

-----Original Message-----
From: Pug Bainter <pug at>
To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>
Cc: central at Ansteorra.ORG <central at Ansteorra.ORG>; coastal at Ansteorra.ORG
<coastal at Ansteorra.ORG>; northern at Ansteorra.ORG <northern at Ansteorra.ORG>;
southern at Ansteorra.ORG <southern at Ansteorra.ORG>; western at Ansteorra.ORG
<western at Ansteorra.ORG>
Date: Monday, April 26, 1999 6:50 PM
Subject: NR - On-line Ansteorra : The Next Generation...

>Good Morning one and all,
>  It has come time for the Kingdom of Ansteorra to step forward into the
>  Electronic Age again. I am asking for all of your help in this.
>  We have been limping along with our current configuration of having a
>  single website for the Kingdom, with the Officers and Orders required
>  to host their webpages on someone's personal account. At the Kingdom's
>  Red Tape Event I proposed that we put this to and end by purchasing
>  our own server. This server would allow for the different officers and
>  groups to host webpages as well as mail boxes. This configuration
>  would bring the Kingdom many benefits including:
>  o  Consistent naming for groups webpages.
>  o  Consistent location for officer's pages even when the office
>     changes hands.
>  o  Consistent email address for the officers, Crown, and Territorial
>     Nobility.
>  o  Ability for the officers to work on better webpages since they will
>     not be constrained to the whims of their ISP or employeer.
>  This doesn't even include the issues of websites disappearing due to
>  individuals losing their account or someone's work chastising them for
>  this personal information.
>  In order to accomplish this goal though, we need to raise some money.
>  I am hoping that many of you will help in this endeavor to better our
>  Kingdom.
>  Many of you may be asking why this will benefit you since it is aimed
>  for the officers. This benefits everyone in this Kingdom by bringing
>  in new and old members alike. The easier it is for people to find us
>  and the activities we perform, the easier it is for them to show up at
>  our events and activities. As well, it will let you find the activities
>  and interests you have easier and quickly without having to hunt for
>  the information.
>  If you wish to donate money to help our Kingdom, please send it to the
>  Kingdom Treasurer, Baroness Mirrim of Bristol. These can be mailed to:
>Margaret Mitchell
>10509 North Platt River Dr.
>Austin, TX 78748
>  Do not give me money! Give it to Mirrim. Make sure that she is told
>  that it is to go towards the Kingdom's Internet server.
>  Just to get an idea of how important the people at the Red Tape event
>  thought this endeavor was, they passed the hat there and came up with
>  $300 just from what people had in their pockets at the time.
>  We are looking to raise near $2000 for a new Dell system with 3 years
>  warranty with on-site coverage. It is expected that this system
>  would serve Ansteorra's needs for some years to come. There may be
>  the possibility of using used systems for other purposes, but the
>  primary system is desired to be guaranteed for ensured reliability and
>  consistancy.
>  Btw, it is possible that price would be lower by the time we purchase
>  the system at the rate systems are dropping in price. The price has
>  already lowered $100 since the Red Tape event.
>  Those people who wish to have more details of what the final proposed
>  configuration is, please contact me privately. I do not wish to waste
>  the time of those individuals who do not want the details.
>  Please feel free to spread this to anyone who may be interested in
>  assisting our Kingdom.
>In Service to the Kingdom,
>Phelim "Pug" Gervase  |  "The problem's plain to see
>Barony of Bryn Gwlad  |   Too much technology."
>House Flaming Dog     |
>pug at           |   --Styx
>  Note: The views do not reflect the SCA nor the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
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