- CIFNet is a complete solution provider specializing
in dial-up, ISDN, and dedicated LAN access to
the Internet. CIFNET provides web & graphic design,
animated banners, animated images, Java applets,
Java script, CGI, Web hosting.
CIFNet maintains a no-busy-signal policy. If users
report a busy signal, CIFNet has the ability to
connect as many phone lines as necessary to relieve
the problem. Right now CIFNet maintains connection
to the Internet backbone through GTEi, formerly
known as NapNet, LLC. Multiple Servers Some Internet
providers run all their services from one or two
servers. CIFNet uses eight servers to keep its
services up and running. These servers range from
our dedicated news and IRC servers right down
to the secure commercial web servers. All these
servers run Unix variants, which CIFNet feels
is the only operating system that should be used
for networking. All machines run on PC stations
with power backups. If one of these machines should
go down, CIFNet's engineers are on call 24 hours
a day to fix any problems.
Dedicated Services For its customers, CIFNet offers
several dedicated services. Principal among these
services is the news server, which is only available
to people coming from the news.cifnet.com domain.
Our news server offers over 30,000 real up-to
date newsgroups, including the full alt.* branch.
The news server has enough hard disk space to
hold newsgroups for an average time of one week,
although times vary due to newsgroup volume. CIFNet
also provides an IRC server so its customers can
use the Internet Relay Chat to talk to people
around the world. Among our other servers are
our Quake and Quakeworld servers, a secure WWW
server, a separate personal web server (for customer
For those users that have problems, CIFNet provides
technical support 7 days a week, including holidays.
In addition to our phone technical support, we
offer 24 hour online technical support via e-mail
which can come from your e-mail program or our
web page help tickets. Staff is knowledgable and
skilled and can help you through any problem.