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Successful AWS-CMS Test

We had a successful test of the new AWS 'Cloud' CMS system on Sunday, July 16th. For nearly three hours, between 1400-1700 UTC, the new CMS was switched in to handle almost the full load of the Winlink system. Other CMS were temporarily removed from message transport and other services. Only SMTP inbound (from the internet) messages were held during the test period and delivered to production CMS servers when the test concluded. We noticed only a few items that need cleaning up. No complaints or service issues were noted by the team--or by users--during the test. This puts the new CMS system on schedule for going live later this summer. Watch for an announcement.

Thanks to all who used the system during the test. By all indications, you did not even notice! And that's good!

--Winlink Development Team

DXpedition blog via HB9AK

ON4GS and ON4CO are on a DXpedition to St. Kilda Island (EU-059). They are updating their blog automatically with e-mails sent via the WINLINK system. A nice application! They are just using a FT-817 (5W) and a PTC-II modem.
See the blog at https://stkilda.on4gs.net/blog/

Attention All Winlink Users!

On Sunday, July 16th from 15:00 UTC until 17:00 UTC (two hours) the Winlink development team will be testing a new central messaging server (CMS) system.

This test requires no action on your part, other than to use the system as you normally would during the period. However, if you use it during this period, potential impacts could include:

  • Temporary system outage (unlikely)
  • Messages from a winlink account to another winlink account that are not retrieved by the addressee before the end of the testing period will be lost. Mail to Internet (SMTP) accounts as well as mail from Internet accounts will not be impacted.
  • Mail from Internet accounts may be duplicated (received a second time) after the testing period.
  • Changes made to account settings (password, forwarding address, sysop details, etc.) during the test period will be lost.

With these impacts in mind, we hope you help us by using the system during this period.

Thanks.
Winlink Development Team

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