Yearly Internet Maintenance Announcement
It is URGENT that you do not connect to the Internet from March
31st 23:59 GMT (11:59 PM) until 00:01 GMT (12:01 AM) April
It's that time again. As many of you know, each year the Internet
must be closed down for a 24-hour period of time in order to receive
maintenance, or a "Tune Up" if you will.
Many dead links on the World Wide Web will be removed, as well as
FTP links that are no longer used. Lost e-mail will also be removed
from the system at this time.
In addition to the normal maintenance to be completed this year,
we will also be using new high-pressure information jets to clear out
the bottlenecks that have plagued the Internet so greatly this past
year. Although the down time for maintenance will be an inconvenience
for many people, you will find this will allow for a much more
efficient and faster responding Internet.
This year, the "Tune Up" will occur from 23:59 GMT
(11:59 PM) on March 31st until 00:01 GMT (12:01 AM) on
April 2nd. During that 24 hour period, dozens of powerful
Internet bots at key locations around the globe will simultaneously
scan the Internet and complete the desired maintenance jobs wherever
they may be required.
To help protect any valuable data you may have on the Internet
from possible corruption, we highly recommend you take the following
steps before this 24 hour maintenance period begins:
- Disconnect all terminals and LANs from the Internet.
- Disconnect all Internet servers from the Internet.
- Refrain from connecting any computer, or any other Internet
connection device, to the Internet in any way.
Note: The term "other Internet connection device"
includes such devices as WebTV.
Again, we understand the inconvenience this will cause many
people. And for that, we apologize. However, the great increase in
Internet performance you will experience after this short period of
maintenance will far outweigh any problems it will cause.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Mr. Yuben T. Ricked
Global Internet Maintenance Organization
Department of Prankology
Webmasters and Sysops: It is very important that the entire
Internet community be notified of the upcoming Internet maintenance
before it gets underway. Please direct all of your users and personnel
to read this notice ASAP!
Please pass this announcement to all other Internet users you
contact as well.