[futurebasic] Fwd: [Moderator] Y2K Testing this Saturday

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From: BMichael@...
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 08:19:50 EDT
Message from Glen regarding the freegroups.net mail servers! Please note 
that I'll be out of town that day, but I'll try to check in remotely. 
From what I've seen of Linux (my own ISP, hex.net, uses it, and my boss 
is in the local users group), this'll be _much_ less painful than if he 
was running the servers on NT...

Hi folks,

This coming Saturday, 28th at 9am EST I would like to do a couple hours 
of Y2K
testing on the server here.  Simply, it will involve rolling the clock 
to 11:55pm on Dec 31, 1999 and watching all the systems make their 

I'll take records on what happens, replace faulty programs, look for 
replacements and do upgrades, etc.  This will ease my load at the end of 
year.  My expectation is to find very little wrong.  I'm optimistic about 

Some mail messages will be generated by the server, having Jan 1, 2000 
These dates may cause trouble on YOUR computer and ISP if their systems 
not Y2K ready.  August is considered late in the Y2K diagnosis game, so I
hope any troubles found will wake people up.

The server will be restored to the correct time by 11am EST.


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