Notice about power maintenance affecting VCN services on June 15-16 at night

We have received word that the Vancouver Public Library, where the main VCN servers are located, will have its electricity turned off for maintenance. The blackout will occur between 11PM Friday, June 15 2012 and 5AM Saturday, June 16, 2012.

During the blackout, an emergency power generator will kick in to keep the main VCN servers powered on. Unfortunately, the VPL Internet gateway will lose its power for the entire six hours. As a onsequence, users will not be able to connect to the Internet and outside users will not be able to access any websites hosted by the VCN. Also, incoming mail from the Internet will be interrupted for the time period; they will be queued on neighbouring servers until the gateway comes back up.

We apologize for the service disruption.