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    Roll Call

    Despite fears that I had fallen of the edge of the earth, I am still around. Just been so busy with life that I hadn't been by in some time. Rip
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    Fleet security clearance levels and rankings

    OK, in case anyone was following along. The key problem was because I was reading one from the sleeve instead of the one in the e-mail sent by BMT Micro. All activated now. All we have to do is get it setup for the weekend.
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    Fleet security clearance levels and rankings

    I'm pretty sure I got it right. Wouldn't it have given me an error registering here if the key was wrong. Anyway sent another e-mail to the support address but no response yet. I guess I could make a post in the tech support forum and see if that helps. I'll do that tonight if I don't here anything.
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    Fleet security clearance levels and rankings

    Managed to register the game here today, but ran into a wal activating. Wouldn't do automatic. When I went to the website to do it manual it said invalid CD Key. I e-mailed [email protected] but haven't gotten a reply yet. Hopefully that means SC is too busy working on the next killer project. Figured I post in case one of you knows what stupid thing I am doing that prevents it from activating. PS I wish people would quit using things like zeroes and the letter O not to mention B and eight in the keys/code. My old eyes can hardly ever tell the difference. I assumed all the round things in my CD key are Zeroes hopefully it won't turn out that some or all are the letter O. Rip
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    Fleet security clearance levels and rankings

    Will I be ok to go ahead and get the new version for my home system? I'm hoping only the server side matters. If not no big deal, I'll buy another full version of both. Always happy to contribute to SCs cause especially after all the headaches my GG/OO friends have caused him over the years.
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    Fleet security clearance levels and rankings

    I think I had an extra space in the logo first time, removed and will hopefully work now.
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    Fleet security clearance levels and rankings

    Well tried to properly update my Sig hopefully it comes out right. I'll clean it up a little more as time available improves, which it is starting to. Got the server all plugged up today and assigned it an IP in the datacenter. The IP is going to be and my guys have AWA installed. Now I just need to figure out what updates and such I need download them and install. Then open ports and hopefully we will be ready to go. I have VNC installed on the box so in combination with opening a port for that or setting up VPN for a few people hopefully we can include a couple people in helping me adjust whatever we will need to on the box. IIRC you wanted to run in normal mode instead of dedicated server so I will probably have to run to the DC to start it but it is only 5 minutes down the road so that is no big deal. Now I need to get another copy for my machine. I think I will pass my UC on to a friend so with any luck it will result in another potential fleet member if he likes it. From a secure location in an undisclosed solar system. Rip out.
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    Fleet security clearance levels and rankings

    quote:Originally posted by Ben Zwycky: After ISS administration staff approved changes to our fleet charter that reward logistical and web support work for the fleet, Commander Rip's outstanding long-term web support and security work has earned him promotion to security clearance level 4, and he is hereby offered the position of CIOPS Director of Security, should he choose to accept it. Congratulations, Commander Rip, about time someone noticed all you do, eh? Many thanks for the recognition and I proudly accept the appointment. I only wish I could do more and be more involved. Everyone will be happy I am sure to here that the AWA server is nearly ready.
  9. Will Direct2Drive not potentially be a problem do to reinstall limits? I seem to recall some people that bought SHIII on there *****ing because they could only reinstall 3 times or something like that. Given that this would be potentially reinstalled and moved between system numerous times that sounds a little risky. If ordering the disk only costs another $5 I think I will go that way. I'll try to check this weekend. I have all the parts for a machine pretty much ready, only potential issue is the quality of vid card. I really wish it would run just as well in pure server mode. That would make it a lot easier for me to remote administer without ending up running to the office every time it hiccups. I'm shooting for getting it up around July 4th. Rip edit to add: I went ahead and ordered the CD version. Hope it gets here soon so I can practice a little so I don't embarass ISS. One good thing is I have an X52 joystick this year.
  10. Sorry I hadn't had a chance to come voice in on this. You are probably right Remo not much I could do directly. I do keep firewall logs that get stored on another server that is inaccessible from outside my network If you know the date/times of the breakins I am happy to provide them if they still haven't been overwritten. I usually store about 30 days worth. I was just planning on moving your domains and the issfleet one to their own IP addresses so that I could provide accurate reverse DNS not to mention more customized security. If you already have the move in motion no problem, but I'd be happy to give you more space. Bandwidth is the metric that actually costs me more money, even though I still have a good bit of that to spare as well. Just let me know. I'm going to hold up on assigning you an IP till I hear back to avoid wasting any time. I'm thrilled to do all I can for the Fleets as I feel guilty not being able to give the time I would like to. This also brings up another question, what is the most economical place to get AWA? I'm hoping to get enough time to actually set up an MP server like Ben has been hounding me to do for many, many months. I still haven't bought a new version since Ben and I kicked ass on all comers in the fleet championships. Well Ben did and let me reap the glory for staying out of his way (and only costing us the match once) Anyway I fully expect to get a lot of help getting this thing set up so we can have someplace to play that we can count on being up and having a decent connection. Rip
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    The Zwycky tribe is expanding again...

    Very cool. SO you will finally be caught up with me and my 3. SOrry it took me so long to come find out about it, RL is a ***** some days.
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    Wow all this old guys coming back. I guess I'm going to have to put work aside and get back up to speed. I don't want to miss the reemergence of ISS dominance.
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    Team CIOPS fleet match co-ordination

    That is good for me in general. Although sometimes things come up. as today I am off to fix a down network. I still expect to be home in 5 hours or so, but have still not applied patches and installed TS2 on my new system. Have to run, will be back in a few hours.
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    I resign

    I 2nd
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    ISS fleet training program pinboard

    Will be there!