Site security issue that you need to be aware of
It has come to my attention that part of the Nebraska Library Commissions computer security protocols could have a serious effect on someone’s ability to access sites hosted as part of the Nebraska Libraries on the Web project. Here is the official statement from our computer team who handles security:
The Internet presence of and online services offered by the Nebraska Library Commission continue to expand. In order to safeguard its computer equipment, network, and data from misuse, the agency blocks inbound access from ranges of IP addresses that have been the source of repeated malicious activity. The practical effect of this process over many years is that a large portion of the IP address space outside North America is blocked. Users in those areas are unable to view webpages and sites hosted on Nebraska Library Commission servers. This includes all libraries.ne.gov sites.
So far, this has not been a known problem for any of our participating libraries but in the interest of full disclosure, I wanted to make sure that you were all aware of this issue. I apologize to anyone who wish they’d known this prior to setting up their site with us. If because of this you wish to move your site to another server/service we’ll do what we can to help assist you with that process.
This information has been added to the Want to the Participate page so as to alert any new libraries wishing to join the program.
If you have any questions about this please feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to provide what answers I can.