2000 Year 2001
(Jan 2, 2002) After a long holiday, Bitstop opens today ready to face
the new year ahead. We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas
and new year celebration with your loved ones.
Luzon Peering Point Shaping UP
(Dec 20, 2001) Moscom Cabanatuan (Villasan-Jose Consultancy) is now
part of the Northern Luzon Peering Point!
The Northern Luzon Peering point is now made up of 6 major provincial
ISPs in the northern luzon area. It inlcudes Bulacan, Pampanga,
Cabanatuan, Pangasinan, La Union and Ilocos Norte.
Its major purpose is to provide faster response times to subscribers
of each peering partner for intra-partner traffic. All peering partners
provide free access to their networks.
(Dec 20, 2001) Bitstop president, Mr. Wilson Chua, successfully
passed the Designing Network Security exam. This is the last required
exam for recertifying his MCSE NT 4.0 status to Windows 2000
On a related note, Microsoft has issued a reminder to all MCSEs on NT
that they only have until the end of the year to avail of the
accelerated exam (which takes the place of 3 core exams).
Unfortunately, if you did not request for a free voucher before
November, you will have to pay for the exam.
XP Training now Available
(Dec 19, 2001) After completing this course you will be prepared to
acquire your MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist) certification and
to maximize your data use.
Topics include formulas, formating, worksheet layout, auditing,
charting, databases and pivot tables.
Joins COMDDAP Baguio Exhibit
(Dec 19, 2001) Bitstop recently booked booth #24 at the COMDDAP
expo to be held at the Ballroom, Baguio Country Club on Feb 26-28, 2002.
This is the first time the COMDDAP exhibit will be done north of
Manila and the first time Bitstop will participate in such an event
we have gone
(Dec 18, 2001) "Mountaineers" from Bitstop headed by
President Wilson Chua went hiking last Sunday. The trek up and
down took 5 hours including the time spent cooking and enjoying their
NGO Council hosted @ Bitstop
(Dec 17, 2001) The Philippine NGO Council's Official Website is now
hosted at Bitstop. This is thru the efforts of Softrigger.
& Bitstop to offer Vidcon
(Dec 14, 2001) Bitstop and Ajonet, today signed a MOA to offer
Vidconferencing. Users insert PLDT phone cards into a unit at Bitstop's
Multimedia Conferencing Center. This is made possible, courtesy of Qware,
a software product developed by Ajonet.
Ajonet is famous for its various internet kiosk located in the
country and in Hongkong, Saudi Arabia and other countries as well.
& Bitstop to Webcast Sharon's Show
(Dec 14, 2001) Stormviz and
Bitstop today agreed to do a pilot webcast of Ms
Sharon Cuneta's show on Jan 6, 2002 in time for the Megastar's
Birthday. Bitstop will be using its co-located server at Eastern
Telecoms for this event. Watch this segment for updates!
Proxy Servers Upgraded
14, 2001) Bitstop today, upgraded 2 of our proxy servers to use the
Intel PRO 100 S server-rated adapters from the previous 3COM 3c905tx.
This resulted in lower CPU usage while providing a faster throughput!
The upgrade resulted in a 10 minute downtime starting at 10:35 am.
(Dec 13, 2001)
Bitstop is happy to share with the Philippine Internet Community our
free 2mb webhosting service.
This service features a fully automatic interface of creating,
modifying and updating your own personal website from within a browser!
This is an experimental site that features the use of IIS5.0, SQL and
Some neat items you might like to try out: survey forms, events,
tasks, contact list, discussion boards, links, and get this....rules
processing on your shared documents!
PCCI Dog Show in Dagupan
(Dec 13, 2001) Dagupan City Canine Club, Inc. is organizing the 1st
PCCI supervised Back-to-Back Fun Match Dog show in cooperation with the
Dagupan City Fiesta 2001 Executive Committee.
This event will be held on Dec 27, 2001 at Dagupan City Astrodome.
Interested parties pls contact: August Chua 075-522-0407
new MCPs @ Bitstop!
(Dec 13, 2001) Mr Jason Buenviaje, Bitstop Naga, passed his Windows
2k Server Exam together with Ms
Medilyn 'Bing' Berces , Bitstop's senior software supervisor, today
completed the requirements for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Certification exam 70-215.
Our congratulations and our hopeful expectations for the 'blowout'
this pm ha?
(Dec 11, 2001) Bitstop just received new Keystone titles from the US.
making a significant number of changes to the Visual Basic programming
language. As a result, What is Microsoft .NET is a must for
learning the changes that will impact how developers create applications
in the future.
.NET platform will help developers create Web applications in a fraction
of the time that it once took using ASP or Java. And it is also
designed from the ground up to be scalable and reliable.
in set of 14 CDs Price: USD 499.95++
GroupWise 6 End User Training course is produced along with BrainStorm,
Inc., Novell's official end-user training partner. Donna Myer, DOJ
Training Manager said, Without a doubt, BrainStorm provides the best
training and training materials we have seen".. Comes in set of
3 CDs. Price: USD 189.95
completing this course you will have the knowledge and skills necessary
to design a data warehouse and to populate data marts by using Data
Transformation Services (DTS) in Microsoft SQL Server 2000."..
Comes in set of 5 CDs. Price: USD 449.95
Do it Yourself!
This course will teach you all about PC components, motherboards, floppy
drives, hard drives, video adapters, sound cards and operating systems
upgrades and much more!
1 CD or VHS Price: 39.95
Revenge Now Available
(Dec 10, 2001)
This ambitious Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 expansion features
new units, new movies, and a completely new side. The former Soviet
psychic, Yuri, has designs to capture the free will of the free world.
His psychic terror will take the combined efforts of both the Allieds
and the Soviets. It's time to fight for your mind.
Promo Price for Bitstop Internet Subscribers:. Valid while
1st KRC in Ilocos Norte
(Dec 10, 2001) Bitstop was on hand to witness the launch of the first
Keystone Resource Center in Ilocos Norte at Northwestern University in
The picture below shows the NU students trying out the Keystone
The Keystone Resource Center contains a library of 25 top
Video-on-demand Courses like A+, Inet+, MCSE, SQL, Orale, Visual Basic,
Macromedia Flash, Java, XML, MOUS courses and others. This system will
help accelerate the number of certified professionals in the area, as
the KRC's content are mapped to certification exam objectives.
Resort Now Online
(Dec 7, 2001) Villajireh Resort is now online and hosted at Bitstop.
VillaJireh is located at Uyong, Labrador, Pangasinan and has a
commanding view of the Lingayen Gulf.
Please click here to visit
Exams will be 80 USD
(Dec 6, 2001) Ms Sue Ditthavong, Prometric has sent
word that Microsoft has announced a global price increase for candidate
testing effective January 4th, 2002.
In Philippine the new exam price will be $80 USD. Important
- Exams paid for before January 4th 2002 will be charged at the existing
price of $55, irrespective of examination date. Vouchers purchased
prior to January 4th may also be used after January 4th.
Vouchers must be redeemed within 1 year of purchase.
NU College of Computer Studies Celebrates Computer Week
(Dec 6, 2001) The College of Computer Studies will
celebrate its annual college week with the theme “ Transforming
Education Through Information Technology” on December 6-8,
A seminar/forum on “I.T. Career Opportunities”
will be conducted on December 8, 2001 at 8:00 am at the Educational
iRadioManila Hosted @ Bitstop
(Dec 6, 2001) iRadioManila,
the country's pioneer in All-Pinoy, internet-only radio, is now online
with their website proudly hosted at Bitstop!
Our congratulations to Mr Manny Luzon and Louie Chavez!
Bitstop Hosts Intergate Sites!
(Dec 5, 2001) A memorandum of agreement was signed today by Bitstop
and Intergate.net. Shown in
picture (L-R) represented by Mr John Ang, Mr Wilson Chua from
Bitstop and Mr Don Han and Mr Peter Huang of Intergate.
Check out Divelink!
5, 2001) Check out the newest site creation of Softrigger!
Worm Hitting Corporate, Individual PCs
SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - A new computer worm named ''Goner''
was spreading quickly through corporate and personal e-mail inboxes on
Tuesday, deleting system files and clogging networks in what could be
the biggest outbreak since last year's ``Love Letter'' virus, security
software vendors said.
more from Yahoo! News » ]
Wilson Passes Microsoft Exam 70-217
(Dec 3, 2001) Bitstop President Mr. Wilson Chua, in addition
to his numerous certifications, has passed yet another Microsoft exam
for Windows 2000 -- Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows
2000 Directory Services Infrastructure (Exam 70-217).
Exam 70-217 is part of a series of exams for the Windows 2000
certification track. He also made use of
System's training materials to study for the said exam.
The Bitstop staff congratulates it's President for passing the exam.
Try Adaptec's 2400a for your Storage Needs
1, 2001) Adaptec ATA RAID 2400a is a four channel ATA100 RAID card with
advanced features such as OCE and RAID5 support. It suports four
channels and transfer rates of 100mpbs per channel.
Aside from its fast speed using cheaper IDE drives vs. SCSI drives,
Bitstop likes this card for its ability to add extra drives to expand an
existing RAID5 array. (You can't expand a software-based array like in
windows). It has automatic spare fail-over also.
Keystone Resource Center Opens in Davao
(Nov 30, 2001) IT professionals in Davao can now get themselves
quickly trained and certified! Digital Interface in Davao is now the
very first Keystone Resource Center in Davao.
This info was relayed by Mr Francis Vidal, Bitstop Network Services'
Chief Guru, on his way back from the deployment in Davao.
Keystone Demo at PSITE Meeting
(Nov 30, 2001) Bitstop was invited to the monthly meeting of PSITE
(Philippine Society of IT Educators) in Lucena, Quezon.
in the picture is Bitstop President, Mr Wilson L Chua with PSITE
President, Dr Benito L. Teehankee, who also holds concurrent position in
DLSU as Instructional Technology Coordinator and Associate Professor,
Graduate School of Business.
Rushing to get a Certification?
(Nov 30, 2001) We highly recommend the use of Keystone Learning
Systems materials if you plan on getting I.T. certifications. Check
out this link to get an idea on which Keystone product is right for
you. Then call Bitstop on how we can be of service.
(Nov 30, 2001) Bitstop launches a Christmas promo that will surely
add cheer to its Internet Subscribers.
Nitro users get a free Nitro card by surrendering 10 used (November
& December) Nitro cards at our office. Plan subscribers may
also avail of a free Nitro card subject to certain eligibilities.
Call our internet customer service for details. Merry
GlobeCast visits Bitstop
(Nov 28, 2001) Mr. Tariq I. Bhatty, Director of IP Sales &
Marketing of Globecast which is part of France Telecom Groupe, dropped
by for a visit.
Photo at left
shows Mr.Al Sawit, Mr. John Ang and Mr. Bhatty in Bitstop's multimedia
Parang HS in a Chat session with GMA
(Nov 28, 2001) Photo shows Parang students and faculty as they chat
with the President through the internet using computers, software and
internet access donated by Microsoft Philippines via the Connected
Learning Community Program. Parang National HighSchool is located in
Melvin Bueno, Bitstop tech staff, was on hand to ensure there were no
Lyceum NorthWestern now LNU!
(Nov 24, 2001) Bitstop has just learned that Lyceum
Northwestern is now a full fledged University! Our congratulations
to the people behind this great institution!
Lyceum University was accredited as Level II by the PAASCU & FAAP
accrediting bodies, and issued ISO 9001 by the United Kingdom
Accreditation Service (UKAS) and Anglo-Japanese- American Registrars
(AJA) for excellence in management systems.
Wilson passes Win2kServer Exam 70-215
(Nov 24, 2001) Bitstop is happy to announce that our President, Mr
Wilson L. Chua, passed the Windows 2000 Server Certification Exam
Mr Chua passed with a score of 920 after 3 days of viewing Keystone
Learning Systems' Windows 2000 Server video course.
Macro Computer College 1st KRC in Region I
(Nov 20, 2001) Bitstop is happy to announce that Macro Computer
College in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, is the first Keystone Resource Center in
As a Keystone Resource Center, Macro has a library of 25
TOP IT certification Training Videos available online like MCSE
2000, Cisco CCNA and CCNP, SQL2k, Oracle, A+, Inet+ and MOUS among
If you are pursuing your IT Certification and live in the Ilocos Sur
area, contact Macro now.
3M Structured Cabling Seminar in Baguio
(Nov 21, 2001)
Bitstop was invited to attend the 3M Structured Cabling Seminar. This
seminar was held at the Baguio Country Club. It showcased the no-tools
crimping of RJ45 and Fiber connectors.
The seminar was conducted by Mr Chuck Pilarta, Product Leader,
Enterprise Solutions, Telcom Systems Division at 3M.
Webcast Samples on Demo
(Nov 20, 2001) Some sample webcast from abroad for your listening
Convert Whiteboards into e-Boards
is introducing the ebeam system in Dagupan. This product attaches to the
sides of your ordinary white board and instantly converts it to an
electronic white board. One that can copy the notes on the white
board into your laptop or computer. It can also act as active screen
when combined with your video projector.
1st Wireless Lan Specialist in the North
17, 2001) Bitstop networking guys passed the Cisco required exams for
the Wireless specialization program.
Mr John Ang passed the Wirelss Lan Exam for AMs v2.0 while Mr Wilson
L. Chua and Mr Francis Vidal passed the Wireless LAN Exam for SEs and
FEs v2.0. The test was given by certification.net.
The Wireless LAN Specialization recognizes partners
for their knowledge and expertise in building and maintaining end-to-end
wireless network connections throughout or between buildings, without
the limitations of wires or cables. This specialization focuses on the
enterprise and small and medium-sized business markets, and the Cisco
Aironet® wireless LAN products.
Congratulations to Philmusic
(Nov 16, 2001) Philmusic.com
won again (4th time) in the recently concluded Philippine Web Awards
held at Meralco Theater. Other winners include our friends in INQ7.net,
UnionBank, Monster RX and Sharon Cuneta's Home page by StormViz.
FP2002 Server Ext webcomponents
(Nov 12, 2001) One feature of having frontpage server extensions 2002
in our IIS is the ability to add web components like the one for
Microsoft located on the lower right hand corner. It took us three mouse
clicks to insert that one.
Bitstop attends Aironet Workshop
(Nov 12, 2001) Bitstop networking guys, (Wilson, Francis and John)
attended the workshop held at
Datacraft on Cisco Aironet Wireless networking.
The course is handled by Mr Arthur Tunggul Siahaan, Training
Consultant, CCSI from Indonesia.
Passing the certification.net exam on wireless networking is part of
the requirements of the new Cisco Premier Partner Program.
AMA Computer College Taps Bitstop
(Nov 12, 2001) AMA Computer College-Dagupan , represented by Ms. Ma.
Judith Padilla and Bitstop Inc., represented by Mr Wilson L. Chua, today
signed a memorandum of agreement.
The agreement calls for Bitstop Inc to act as AMA-CC's industry
adviser. This is the fourth time Bitstop has been asked to be an
Bitstop Webservers Upgraded
(Nov 10, 2001) Bitstop's IIS servers have been updated to use the
newer Frontpage Server Extensions 2002.
Some of the newer
features include html administration, User Roles, Server Health
Monitoring, Website Analysis and Source/Versioning controls.
Fiber Failure causes PLDT Outage
(Nov 10, 2001) Bitstop's major internet
links using PLDT lease lines went down at around 12:00pm today. This was
caused by a major fiber fault in PLDT's sampaloc node.
The outage took out our E1 link to Mozcom, E1 link to Infocom and our
Peering links in Caloocan and ETPI.
Proxy Servers Upgraded
(Nov 9, 2001) Both of our Proxy servers now sport 2gb of main memory
and a combined capacity of one third terrabyte of cache storage.
Our subscribers are advised to discontinue the use of 220.127.116.11
and 18.104.22.168 as their proxy server. You should now use
proxy.dagupan.com port 80. Or better yet, leave it blank and allow our
wccp protocol to take care of it!
All Pinoy Pure Internet Radio!
(Nov 8, 2001) Ultrasonic Broadcasting and Bitstop is inviting the
public to listen to the country's first ever, All Pinoy music format
that is only heard on the internet!
Click on the following link: http://www.eradioportal.com:8080/iradiomanila-28k.asx
to sample this music!
Bitstop Webserver Upgraded
(Nov 4, 2001) Taking advantage of the luzon wide brownout, Bitstop
upgraded our servers by doubling its computing power and quadrupling its
This should help serve out hosted webpages faster and carry more
capacity for future expansions.
Dagupan.com Migration 80% Completed
(Nov 4, 2001) Dagupan.com subscribers are now assigned with APNIC ip
addresses. These are special IP addresses that have transit privileges
over our 3 gateways.
This means continued surfing even in the event that 2 of our 3 links
are incapacitated. Unlike in the old system where dagupan.com users were
assigned the Mozcom IP block, whenever the link to mozcom goes
down, internet access is greatly affected as mozcom ips are not allowed
transit thru our other gateways and vice versa.
The switchover is only 80% completed. We expect full operational
status by the end of the week. Please call our office for further
Keystone Resource Centers Rollout
(Oct. 30, 2001) Mr Francis Vidal, BNS Chief Technology Officer,
reported today, the successful installation of the 1st Keystone Resource
Center in Cebu. The installation was done for Ng Khai Devt Systems in
BNS will rollout by 1st week of November the Keystone Resource Center
for Northwestern University, making
it, the first in Region I.
Add Voice to Your Presentation
(Oct. 25, 2001)
here to know more about how to add voice to your PowerPoint
presentation. This demonstration was given during the monthly PSITE
seminar held at Baguio College Foundation.
Bitstop is also invited to speak on the next PSITE monthly workshop
to be held in Lucena on Nov 30.
Bitstop Naga Gains MCP
(Oct. 25, 2001) Mr Jason Buenviaje of Bitstop Naga today made it and
becomes the First Microsoft Certified Professional in Bitstop
Kelan naman ang MCSE 2k??
Dinky's Updated Certification Status
(Oct. 25, 2001) Bitstop congratulates Mr. Genesis Esteban for
attaining his MCSE certification on Windows 2000. Dinky is also an
MCSE on Windows NT. The latest word from Microsoft is that the NT
certification will not be retired this December.
Mozcom Cabanatuan Oks Peering
(Oct. 24, 2001) Mozcom Cabanatuan, represented by Mr Mar Villasan
signified their intention to join Bitstop's peering project. The link
will be supplied by DigitelONE.
Currently, Bitstop's peering project joins together the networks of
Mozcom SFLU, Mozcom Pampanga, Mozcom Bulacan and Mozcom Pangasinan.
Other non-Mozcom peers include PHNET's CORE, Inter.net's domestic
network and recently, Eastern Telecom's MIX.
Manila Internet Exchange Link is now fully operational
(Oct. 23, 2001) Bitstop is proud to announce that it's E1 MIX link to
ETPI is now fully operational. Our thanks to the experts at ETPI --Tito
, Carlo and Lino.
Bitstop Collaborates with ETPI on Streaming Server Project
23, 2001) Bitstop signed an agreement today with Eastern
Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. (ETPI) represented by their
COO, Mr. Angelo C. Molato, to deploy Microsoft™ Media Server
Technology for their streaming services. Shown in picture are Mr
Joevel Rivera and Ms Cindy Paez-Salaya.
A 2u rack mounted unit is now installed and operational at ETPI's MIX
Bitstop Tests VPDN
(Oct. 22, 2001) Bitstop is currently testing the Virtual Private
Dialup Networking provided by PLDT. This allows us to quickly add 30
additional 56k dialup lines.
Bitstop is currently testing its performance. The PLDT dialup number
is 523-8902. Please email your feedback to Mr
& Great Plains Visits Bitstop
(Oct. 22, 2001) Mr Gonzalo 'Al' Sawit, Carrier Relations & Sales
for France Telecom paid a
courtesy call on Bitstop. Shown here is Mr Sawit (on the right) with
Bitstop president, Mr Wilson L. Chua.
Last saturday, a fellow Pangasinense, Engr Macario 'Mac' Libid, Jr,
the IS manager of Great Plains
Software ( A Microsoft Owned business) also came by and paid a
Paper features Bitstop anew
20, 2001) INQ7.net, the country's leading daily, today featured
Bitstop's hosting of the Philippine
Government's website amid brewing controversy in the matter. Click
here to go to the article.
Please note that both KI2a and Softrigger, including Bitstop,
contributed their time and resources, pro bono.
Photo above shows our Keystone Showroom.
joins the Manila Internet Exchange
is now in the final phase of connecting to the
Exchange (MIX) via an E1 (2.048Mbps) leased line.
MIX is facilitated by Eastern Telecoms (ETPI).
Hosts GMA Website
(Oct. 16, 2001) Softrigger
Interactive, one of the premier web development companies in the
Philippines, has chosen Bitstop to host the Philippine
Bitstop was picked due to our extensive support for Microsoft SQL, Frontpage
extensions and Microsoft Internet Information Services
(Oct. 11, 2001) Watch out for the official launch of Microsoft
Windows™ XP, the next-generation operating system.
for more details.
Resource Center Open House
(Oct. 10, 2001) We are
glad to invite each and everyone of you to come to our open house for
Resource Center. Just come to our office at Bitstop, 2/F New Sim Too
Bldg., 29 A. B. Fernandez Ave., Dagupan City on Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20
from 9 am till 5:30 pm.
This system can educate our province
mates in IT courses such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP; Microsoft Word, Excel,
Windows2000 Professional, Server, Visual Basic, C++, Foxpro, etc. You
can choose among 25 top courses. Come and try it out!
Mulls MIX peering
(Oct. 9, 2001) Bitstop is in talks with Eastern
Telecoms to add an E1 (2mpbs) link to the MIX (Manila Internet
Bitstop was impressed by the policies and priorities
placed by ETPI on providing peering interconnectivity to the Philippine
If PHIX does not change its restrictive policies, it
may soon lose its premier IX status to MIX. (Currently 12 ISPs are
connected to MIX, while 14 are connected to PHIX)
Roadshow for Keystone.ph
(Oct. 4, 2001) Photos of the roadshow conducted by BNS
in launching Keystone learning Systems products in Naga, Camarines Sur
and Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija.
(Oct 8 , 2001) It is now safe to browse the PHILSTAR
tapped as Industry Adviser
(Oct. 8, 2001) In a memorandum signed today between
PAMMA and Bitstop, represented by CDR. Guillermo Dela Cruz and Wilson L.
Chua respectively, Bitstop will provide technical and consultancy
services to PAMMA. Further, Bitstop will assist PAMMA in providing a
venue for practicum of its graduating students.
Resource Center Soon to Open
(Oct 8, 2001) Bitstop will soon open its IT resources
for membership to the public. These IT resources include MSPress Titles,
Cisco Publications, and specially Keystone
Learning Systems' library of 25 course titles.
This move is envisioned to accelerate IT professionals
dream of earning their much needed IT certifications like MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, MOUS
(Oct. 3, 2001) Mr. Genesis Esteban passed Microsoft
Exam 070-240. This is Microsoft Windows 2000 Accelerated Exam. He
only needs to take another exam to update his MCSE status from NT to
Windows 2000! Our heartfelt congratulations. Regards to
Dinky's mom :)
gets 2nd Win2k Certification
(Sep 28 , 2001) Bitstop wishes to congratulate Ms Bing
Berces for having completed all the requirements for Installing,
Configuring and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (Exam
to Attend AsiaFusion 2001
26 , 2001) Bitstop is sending over Mr and Mrs Wilson L. Chua to attend
this year's Microsoft Asia Fusion 2001 to be held in Malaysia.
Advisory: Avoid PHILSTAR
(Sep 22 , 2001) Please avoid surfing Philippine Star's
website, www.philstar.com. This site is currently infected with the NIMDA virus and going
to this site without anti-virus protection will cause your unit to be
infected. We will continue to test this site and advise you when it is
okay to surf it.
Response for Nimda worm
(Sep 22 , 2001) Click on the link below for Symantec's
removal tool for the Nimda virus. Please read in its entirety, and back
up files before proceeding. http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/
email@example.com or try out Microsoft's
Personal Security Advisor
A new worm named W32/Nimda-A (known aliases are Nimda, Minda, Concept
Virus, Code Rainbow) began to proliferate the morning of September 18,
2001 on an extremely large scale. It utilizes multiple IIS
vulnerabilities to propagate via the web, and Outlook and Outlook
Express vulnerabilities to distribute itself through email.
through three different means; as an email attachment, a web defacement
download, and by directly targeting machines by exploiting known IIS
vulnerabilities such as the ones exploited by Code Red and Code Blue.
There has been one report thus far of an Apache Server crashing due to
Nimda terminating httpd processes. No further corroboration has been
made that this worm may have in the inadvertent affect of creating a
denial of service condition on Apache Servers.
Multiple sources have
confirmed that this worm consumes a large amount of bandwidth and
impairs performance on web servers as a result. It should be noted that
this worm began to proliferate almost exactly a week since the terrorist
activities began to take place in the United States.
Online Course Samples
(Sep 14 , 2001) Bitstop is proud to be part of the efforts at CREM,
DLSU. (Some of its pages are still under construction though.)
(Sept 12, 2001) The waiting is over. Nitro, the ultimate prepaid
card, is here for you to enjoy. For particulars, visit http://nitro.mozcom.com/faq.html
Technologies Mourns the Loss of Co-Founder and CTO Daniel Lewin
(Cambridge, MA, September 11, 2001) - With great sadness, Akamai
Technologies, Inc. today announced the passing of Daniel C. Lewin,
co-founder, chief technology officer and board member of the Company.
American Airlines confirmed that he was on board the Boston to Los
Angeles flight that crashed in New York City today. Danny was 31 years
old and is survived by his wife and two sons.
George H. Conrades, chairman and chief executive officer of Akamai
said, "Danny was a wonderful human being. He will be deeply missed by
his many friends at Akamai. Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny's
family, friends and colleagues during this time of national tragedy and
Pacific's North Luzon Roadshow
(Sep 11 , 2001) Bitstop met with Mr. Ver Villarico, Marketing
Director and product managers of Tech Pacific for an afternoon
presentation. Photo shows Bitstop staff with Aldie, Brigs, Ver,
Kathy, Thess, Cherry, and Ferdie.
(Sep 10 , 2001) Our thanks to Digitel work crew and Mr. Job Relatores
who worked overtime Sunday to restore all our lines. Digitel is
(Sept 10 , 2001) Bitstop's Multi-Purpose Video Conferencing Room is
now open! Use this room to schedule meetings, video conferences and
training sessions with
your associates and business partners here and abroad. Facilities
include, video and data projector, White Board, 6mpbs link via
multiple gateways, multimedia computers with all new LCD monitors!
A similar facility is also found at Urdaneta
Magic Mall using Ajonet's Internet Kiosk.
Great Switcheroo Promo
(Sept 9 , 2001) Good news! Non-Bitstop internet users can now get a
Bitstop internet account without the setup fee if they can show us their
last 2 months' internet billing and proof of payment. This promo runs only for
one week. Spread the news!
This great idea was suggested by jun-jun! Thanks Jun-Jun
guest @ VMUF College Week
(Sep 9 , 2001) Bitstop's Wilson, John and Bing were on hand to
demonstrate the Cisco Aironet 340 as part of VMUF's Computer College
Celebration. Photo shows bitstop with Dean Efren Y Ignacio and Johnny
Manamtam together with the Cisco Aironet 340
(Sep 9 , 2001) For the second time within 2 weeks, Digitel's cables have
been stolen leading to downtimes in one of our gateways, our 2 E1/R2
Digitel 56k access and some of our analog digitel numbers. Our
sympathies to Digitel for the troubles they are experiencing.
meantime, subscribers may please use our PLDT 56k number 5238000 and other dial ups.
(Sep 7 , 2001) A
list of PC games can be viewed here. These titles are
orderable from firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate your contact details specially full name and telephone
number. The first 10 to order Half-Life Counterstrike can avail of
the Original game at only P950.00! (Regular price is P1,195.00)
+ Media Server??
(Sep 1 , 2001) What happens when you use Microsoft's Media Server
technology with AutodesK 2000 ? Click here to
see the sample result!
Featured in PhilStar
(August 31, 2001)
An article by author Gadjo Sevilla of softrigger came out today on Philstar's
business features section. Entitled "Full Stream ahead: a look
at the future of media", the article featured an interview with
Bitstop president Mr Wilson L. Chua
(August 31, 2001) DigitelOne system is now 95% restored. The second E1/R2
is now UP! You can
now dial into 60 lines of 56k speed at 5147111. All our
analog dial up lines, except for 3 lines, are now back to
normal. Thanks to DigitelOne crew.
out this Site!
(August 28, 2001) This tip was sent in by Mr Lim Teng Han of
Singapore. Mr Lim is one of John's favorite brother-in-law:). Click here
to view the site.
(August 28, 2001) Bitstop's E1 FR to the internet via Digitelone is
back up at 3:30 pm today. Unfortunately our 2 E1/R2 (5147111)
trunk lines and some analog dial up lines have not yet been
restored. Please bear with us by dialling into our other dial up
Cable Problem in Dagupan
(August 27, 2001) Since 1 a.m. Sunday, Bitstop's E1 to Digitel, our 2
E1/R2 lines and some analog dial up lines were affected by cable
problems. Mr. Job Relatores assures us that Digitel staff are
working overtime to normalize the situation.
Bitstop subscribers can however still enjoy internet access via our
other dial up lines and multiple links to the internet.
Status Update: It will take 3-4 days before the cable is replaced.
2002 Handson Seminar
(August 22, 2001) Bitstop is inviting the AutoCAD computing community
in the region to register here
for our AutoCAD 2002 handson Seminar on September 13, 2001 at Bitstop's
Multimedia Conference Room.
Seminar participants must bring their own computers to load the
preview copy (15 days NFR) of AutoCAD 2002.
Read more about the new features in AutoCAD
your IE !
(August 18, 2001)
Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Internet Tools
(Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 is only available via download). This is
the newest version of Internet Explorer, with benefits for consumers and
developers alike. Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 provides the latest updates
and security fixes to the Internet Explorer technology. It's never been
easier to get online, find the information you need, and just do stuff
faster. You can also order
Internet Explorer 5.5 on CD (CD includes Internet Explorer 5.5
and MSN Explorer. The CD does not include SP2).
Aguinaldo now an MCP
(August 18, 2001) Our congratulations to Mr Chris Aguinaldo for
passing the Microsoft 70-210 Windows 2000 Professional Exam.
He is the
first non-IT person to pass the difficult exam in our testing center.
So all you IT guys out there, this should serve as an encouragement!
Appointment Featured in Inquirer!
(August 18, 2001) Bitstop's appointment by Keystone
Learning systems was featured in the highly regarded
Inquirer Newspaper. This well written article by Mr
Erwin Oliva in the infotech section reveals part of Bitstop's plan
to deliver self-paced eLearning to the philippine internet community.
Microsoft's Pusoy Dos Competition!
(August 17, 2001) Get a chance to win the
1 Million pesos grand prize! Join
the XChallenge programming competition and bring home your own Xbox!
Appoints Bitstop as Exclusive Distributor
(August 16, 2001) Bitstop is happy to announce our appointment as Keystone's
exclusive Philippine distributor. The appointment was made by Mr Joseph
O. Gilbert , Director of International Sales for Keystone Learning
As part of the appointment, Bitstop has the exclusive right to offer
the Keystone library on a subscription basis to online users in the
is featured ISP in ISPTracker
(August 16, 2001) Bitstop is proud to be chosen by the ISPtracker
website created by Softrigger
Interactive. Click here
to view the page.
56k Digitel Lines Up
(August 14, 2001) Our thanks to the people at DigitelONE for helping
us deploy the much needed E1/R2 lines. This E1/R2 provides an additional
30 dialup lines, which combined with the recent v.92 upgrade will
provide our subscribers with higher throughput in their surfing
Reminder: Change your passwords
(August 13, 2001) For additional security, we recommend that you
change your passwords on a regular basis. But when changing,
please do choose a GOOD password. Check out our faq section for
guidelines on how to change your password and how to choose
a good password.
E1/R2 Line for Ber Testing on Monday
(August 11, 2001) Please be advised that our 56k PLDT trunkline
523-8000 will be down for BER testing Monday, August 13. The testing is being done to check on the quality of the
E1/R2 line due to a number of complaints received.
Master Guru Arrives!
(August 10, 2001) Mr Gen Camiling, the Guru of Total Control arrived
today to help Bitstop upgrade its Total Control Chassis' NMC, and Hiper
Arc Card. This will allow us to support V.92
protocol and v.44 compression.
V.92 supports Quick Connect, Modem-on-Hold, Pulse Code Modulation
Upstream and data throughput increase by 20-60%!
E1/R2 being Installed
(August 10, 2001) Job Relatores and Digitel DataCom and DataAccess
staff are on hand to install Bitstop's 3rd E1/R2. This adds another 30
56k Dialup lines to our existing 60 56k dialup lines.
The new 56k lines will have the same pilot number of 5147111.
out for NITRO!
7, 2001) Prepaid Internet Access users have all the reasons to
rejoice. Mozcom Pangasinan is soon to launch NITRO. You get
high quality internet speed that Moscom is known for. Even plan
holders can complement their plan with prepaid cards for their kids or
themselves. For details and other inquiries, click on our faq page
with InterDotNet now Up
(August 6, 2001) Bitstop is now directly connected to the core of
InterDotNet (formerly IPhil). Traffic to and from bitstop and Inter.net
will now be faster.
now inter-connected with PHNet!
(August 4, 2001) Peering with PHNet core router completed today!
Benefits for our users are:
- Faster surfing to PHNet connected sites like SLU, BSU,
Interdotnet, Globe, Destiny, I-Next,
and a lot more!
- Sites hosted in Bitstop are now accessed faster from PHNet
is now a Cisco Certified Network Associate
(August 4, 2001) Mr. Benedict Cuison adds another feather in
his cap, that of the title of CCNA. This makes him one of a very
elite group of Pangasinenses who are MCSEs AND CCNAs at the same
time. More power to IT skilled professionals!
Certified Engineer Title for Mr. James Holmes
(August 3, 2001) Mr. James T. Holmes Jr. has passed the 2 part
examinations to garner the A+ Certified Engineer title. The exams
are A+ Operating System Technologies Exam 220-202 and A+ Core
Hardware 220-201. Our congratulations!
Virus on the loose
(August 2, 2001) I send this file to ask for your advice. Does
this subject sound familiar? Good for you if you just deleted the
email. If you clicked on the attachment? Sorry, but you just got
infected. For more info on the virus, click on http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/viruses/sircam/default.asp?cid=2360
The Lesson? Never click on attachments which have .exe,
.bat. They usually run scripts that contain worms/viruses.
You are also not totally sure about other files too. To be safe,
ask those who email you to just type or cut and paste the body of the
attachment rather than insert an attachment in their mails to
High receives Microsoft's CLC Year 3 donation
(August 1, 2001) Microsoft and Bitstop have completed delivery of
computers and software to the 9th Microsoft CLC (Connected Learning
Communities) Year 3 awardee - Batanes National Science High
School. Our Mous expert, Mr. Marlon Macam, and service engineer.
Roland Libertad, flew to Batanes despite imminent bad
Gets Win2k Prof Certification
(July 28, 2001) Bitstop warmly congratulates Mr JR Pennel, who passed
his Windows 2000 Professional Certification exams today. JR is a
former trainee at Bitstop.
25, 2001) Bitstop is currently testing various Broadband wireless
solutions in preparation for our planned Broadband on Demand service
The BonDs provides a guaranteed 128kbps and 256kbps of burst
at ordinary dialup rates!
Our recently deployed Cisco 7206VXR with NPE-400 telco-class router allows Bitstop to
provide up to 8000 simultaneous broadband connections! Watch out for the
BonDs grand launching!
Photo shows Engr Edward Taguiba of PCST testing the Cisco Aironet 340
Wireless Bridge and Cisco Omni Directional Antenna. The system is on
loan courtesy of Cisco Philippines.
160mpbs is really fast!
(July 21, 2001) Gerard V. of Bitstop compared the speed between
Compaq SCSI 9GB with a transfer speed of 80mbps and Seagate SCSI 18GB at
160mbps.The test copied 300mb file size from the CD rom drive to the
respective drives on the same windows 2000 server running on dual
pentium III 800. The results are as expected:
|CDROM to HDD
|HDD to HDD
Bitstop used an Ultra 160 SCSI DC-390U3W SCSI card.
56k Lines Restored
(July 21, 2001) Subscribers may now use the 56k Digitel lines. Thanks
to our support group for the continuous follow up made with the Telco
that led to the line restoration.
56k Lines Down
(July 21, 2001) For the nth time this year, the E1/R2 lines that provide
56k dialup access to Bitstop clients went down. As of this writing,
Digitel is yet to respond to this. Preliminary reports indicate that
construction activity near or at the bridge is the culprit to the down
20, 2001) Bitstop is now deploying Akamai servers on its network.
Akamai's distributed application and content delivery service enables
Akamai content customers the benefit of superior reliability,
scalability and personalization. Akamai servers are located at the edges
of the Internet and deliver all media types including HTML graphics
files, animations, and software downloads. With Akamai doing the "heavy
lifting," and serving this data-rich content from servers located
geographically close to end-users, Akamaized Web sites load in a
flash-up to 10 times faster.
(July 19, 2001)
Bitstop shut down our NOC from 12:00am to 5:00am today to upgrade our
routers to Cisco 7206VXR.
Regal's 'Cool Dudes' Website
(July 19, 2001) Bitstop and StreamQuestAsia invites you to visit the
official webpage of Regal Film's Cool Dudes project. Click on this link http://www.regalfilms.ph/cooldudes
delivers iMac Presentation
(July 18, 2001) Picture shows Toni Balatao, Bing Berces, Llen Oyco,
Lenard De Leon and Francis Vidal after the iMac presentation. Also show
in picture are the ibook and iMac.
Tech support visits Bitstop
18, 2001) APC support headed by Mr Cris Maniego and JJ Sablan visited
Bitstop today to check on the status of our Matrix 5k and Matrix 3k UPS.
Our thanks for such wonderful service.
NORTHWestern's 256kbps UP
(July 11, 2001) Thanks to Mr Benedicto Surima and Mr Paulino Santiago
of PLDT, Mr Mike Tanedo and Stephen Munoz of Lyceum, the 256kbps link of
Lyceum to the
internet is now fully operational!
Congratulations to Lyceum N for having the biggest Internet access
bandwidth in the North!
MSNBC etal Soon to Stream out of Bitstop!
(July 11, 2001) As an akamai
partner, Bitstop will soon receive the shipment of servers that will
host the localized content of akamai partners like Yahoo, MSNBC etal
from Bitstop. Our subscribers will surely feel the improved performance
of having video and audio streams out of our local servers!
(July 6, 2001) The recent typhoon has closed all major roads to
Baguio City. The speaker is currently unavailable, and so the multimedia
webcast is postponed until further notice. Please visit
this link for updates.
Hit Hard by Typhoon
(July 5, 2001) Click
here to view a scene taken from downtown Dagupan just a few meters
from the soon to be open bridge.
Technologies Deployed @ DWAD
(July 4, 2001) Divine Word Academy of Dagupan and Bitstop Computers
jointly deployed various Windows 2000 technologies like multilink (dual
dialups), NAT (Network Address Translation) and Active Directory for
User management on their internet access laboratory.
Future plans include the deployment of disk quotas for user storage
management and VPN.
CLC deployed in Bacolod
(June 29, 2001) Bing Berces is in Bacolod right now deploying the
16th CLC donation this year. Picture shows the teaching staff at
Generoso Villanueva National High School.
in need of SQL programmer
(June 29, 2001) Mr Benjamin Pennell Jr of ARCBC is looking for SQL
programmers for their company. Interested parties please click
CLC deployed in Aklan
(June 29, 2001) Melvin Bueno is in Aklan right now deploying the
latest addition to Microsoft's CLC Project
Webcast) Multimedia Seminar at BCF
(June 28, 2001) Bitstop will be webcasting this once-in-a-lifetime
seminar by Dr. Bhaskaran Vasudev on July 6, 2001 , 2:00pm at BCF
Theater in Baguio City.
Dr Vasudev is currently the Director for Epson Palo Alto Laboratory
and is the patent holder for 11 patents in the area of image
compression, multimedia architecture, image security and image
The event will deal with the significant developments and innovations
in compression technologies for multimedia that led to the emergence of
international standards such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and MP3.
Watch this page for further info and links to the webcast.
Joins E-Services Expo
(June 27, 2001)
Mosaic Communications, Inc. the country's premier ISP and countrywide
enterprise enabler, is joining the E-Services Philippines expo from June
28-30 at the Philippine Trade Training Center, in support of the
country's thrust to provide e-services to the world.
E-Services Philippines is an IT outsourcing exhibit that will showcase
the country's most valuable IT resource: its highly skilled,
hardworking, English speaking knowledge workers. The expo is organized
by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM),
an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry.
(June 27, 2001) Lingayen Gulf Coastal Area Management Commission Web
site is now up and proudly hosted at Bitstop. Point your browsers to http://www.lgcamc.dagupan.com/
Passes 70-216 Exam
(June 27, 2001) Mr Wilson Chua, MCSE+I, passed the Implementing and
Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure exam
(70-216). This is part of the recertification requirements of upgrading
from NT certified to windows 2000 track.
Northwestern gains another MCP
(June 25, 2001) Bitstop is happy to announce that Lyceum Northwestern's
System Administrator, Mr Erickson B. Gloria passed the Windows 98 exam
Lyceum Northwestern now has the following number of certified professionals
- 2 MCPs
- 1 MCSE+I
- 1 MCDBA
- 1 CCNA
Lyceum's current thrust for IT modernization are under the
initiatives of its President, Atty. Gonzalo T. Duque , Prof. Brian
Bevan, Dean, College of Engineering and Mr Michael Tanedo, LN's IT