Subject: HAL-PC magazine looks GREAT!
On leaving Houston in 2000, I dropped my membership; so I hadn't been watching your work; but I dropped back by today, and ... WOW! HAL-PC magazine is a knockout!
I _love_ the layout -- the comprehensive left-side link index outlined by date, PLUS the right-side in-feature links by date.
... the shorter lines in a narrowed central pane to make the text easier to follow ... the clean layout, with fonts and colors that are easy on the eyes.
... and did I mention the blessedly non-commercial, plain-English quality of the writing?
Reading that Linux article, I realized something else:
HAL-PC's is easily _the_ best web magazine I've ever seen.
... and, of course, _the_ most user-focused content anywhere.
Subject: error 645
My dial up works ok except when I access message center. The error occurs with Netscape or Explorer. It suggests a missing cookie. It usually lets me go on through. Suggest something, please.
Editor: The DUNS (Dial Up Networking) error 645 is an Internal Authentication Error, and can occur when either the password entered is incorrect or if “Require Encrypted Password” is enabled in the server type or security tab of your connection properties. For help to configure your connection, select the “Basic Configuration Information” for your Operating System on the HALNet Support Page at www.hal-pc.org/support/. For additional details about this error see also Microsoft Knowledge Base article #199780 and documents at www.modemsite.com/56k/duns645.asp or www.modemsite.com/56k/connectoid.asp.
Subject: Re: Fw: HALNet Advisory Message?
I wonder if the attached letter is a hoax. It looked authentic to me!
----- Original Message -----
Subject: HALNet Advisory - Possible virus infection on your computer.
SYMANTEC (NORTON) W32.Erkez.B@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to the email addresses found on an infected computer. When it infects a computer it attempts to overwrite executables associated with security products installed on that machine.
To Remove: Update your virus definitions. (Do this immediately and manually if you have to. If you do not know how, contact your antivirus manufacturer.)
Do one of the following:
Windows 95/98/Me: Restart the computer in Safe mode.
Aliases I-Worm.Zafi.b, W32/Zafi.b@MM, Win32/Zafi.B, W32.Erkez.B@mm, PE_ZAFI.B
“W32/Zafi-B is a peer-to-peer (P2P) and email worm that will copy itself to the Windows system folder as a randomly named EXE file...”
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-059
Editor: HALNet Support confirmed that this is indeed a legitimate warning sent out by HALNet to infected users who are port scanning. They say that this activity seen from your computer could be an indication that a virus or Trojan Horse is present and advise that you should scan for viruses with something good like: AVG, or even Norton or McAfee, Trend Micro [www.hal-pc.org/support/trend.html], etc. They also suggest that you review the information at www.hal-pc.org/support/virus.html.
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