Mar-13-2009...Scheduled Electrical Outage..
We will be shutting down most of our servers for maintenance early Friday morning at 2:00am until
approximately 4:00am when power is restored. Electricians are cutting in new electrical service for our server
colocation facility which is currently under construction.
We will keep routing, dns and a few other core services
operational during this outage but we don't have the capacity to power everything.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will be operating in full capacity as soon as possible.
Oct-21-2007...New Mail Server!
We moved all mail accounts to a new mail server early Sunday morning just past midnight.
The mail server was down for about two hours in order to move accounts and mail to the new server. No mail was lost.
Thank you Rockford!... Rock River Internet was
voted Rockford's Best Local Internet Service Provider - ISP - in the
People's Choice section of
What Rocks in the Rock River Valley 2003 published by the Rockford Register Star.
May 1, 2006... ether8 is powered by RRI. Rock River Internet is now providing the
hi-speed Internet backbone for ether8 Internet hotspots in downtown Rockford.
ether8 is fast and free Wi-Fi Internet in select downtown locations like
Octane InterLounge and
Kryptonite Music Club.
Mail Server switch completed!... March-30-06.
As of March 30th we have moved all accounts to our new mail server and they are working properly.
The new server is bigger, faster,
and more reliable, with many new features. It sports a totally new webmail interface.
We now support POP3, IMAP4, and WebMail
for reading mail along with SMTP and Authenticated SMTP for sending mail.
Personal mail accounts, virtual mail accounts
(e-mail with a company's domain name),
and mail filtering can now be self-managed and administered through a
simple web interface.
Configuration help can be
March 5, 2006... RRI DSL broadband is here! We can now provide high-speed aDSL Internet
service to customers in the Rockford area. You must have at least one phone line with
SBC/AT&T telephone service in order to qualify for DSL. Both residential DSL and
business DSL plans are available. More information can be
Rock River Internet is a full service, locally owned
and operated Internet Service Provider (ISP). We can provide
you with whatever level of Internet access and services you need.
From personal dial-up accounts to dedicated business connectivity
to commercial web site hosting and server colocation, we can do it.
can deliver your connection on 56K, v.92, v.90, ISDN, xDSL,
Dedicated Wireless. We design, install, and configure routers,
Windows 2003 or Linux based mail, web, and FTP servers. Whatever
your Internet needs are, give us a call today!
SPAM and Virus filtering will be more tightly integrated between the three mail servers.
Two servers are used for filtering mail. The new mail server handles storage, delivery, and user interfaces.
Improved monitoring will alert us to delivery problems within minutes.
The transition is underway now. We have already started moving the virtual domains.
There will be no lost mail. We expect the move to be completed in early April 2006.
October 2, 2005... RRI combats SPAM! Rock River Internet has just added a very effective
SPAM filter to our mail servers. We have found that the majority of SPAM is sent from servers that
are not properly configured with forward and reverse DNS records. We can't just delete this mail
since a few servers that are meant to send valid mail might also have a bad configuration.
Our new custom software has a unique solution for this problem.
Read more ...
November 17-04... new dialup customers! Rock River Internet has purchased assets of Boldnet.net.
We welcome all the new Boldnet customers to our reliable, affordable Internet
service. Read more ...
New phone system!... April 10-04.
We have just installed a new voip (Voice Over Internet Protocol)
telephone system with auto-attendant and voicemail
at our Rockford NOC (network operation center). Read more...
Free Pop-up Blocker! Block those annoying pop-up ads.
Select No More Pop-ups! for details.
Virus and SPAM filtering for company mail servers is now available!
Select Mail Services or for more detail, select
How it Works.
Free SPAM and virus filtering! We are now running SPAM and virus filtering
on our mail servers. The majority of SPAM will be deleted before delivery. All suspected SPAM which has a possibility of being valid email will be tagged with ***SPAM*** in the subject field
of the message.
You can create a filter with your mail client to store these marked messages
in a SPAM folder or send them right to the Trash. All mail that contains a known virus will be
bounced from our servers. You will not receive any notification that a virus was sent.
Click on the following links for more information on SPAM and
Why switch to Rock River Internet? - We can think of
at least four good reasons.
No more busy signals. We constantly
monitor our equipment and connections. We add capacity as needed,
to assure our customers a connection and bandwidth when they
want and need it... not when they can get through.
Faster connections. We use all digital
lines and equipment throughout the Rockford area and we are connected
to the Internet backbone with big pipes from multiple tier one providers. This means faster
connect speeds, faster downloads and unmatched reliability. Unlike the national and
area "bargain" ISPs, we don't overload our backbone connections.
Your high-speed connection with us will be high-speed all the
way to the Internet.
No forced hang-ups. If you are at your
computer and using your Internet connection, you won't have to
fight to stay connected. We don't over-sell our circuits and
we don't try to kick users off when they are using their connection.
Local Service and Support. We offer
fast, friendly, local support; no "800" number required. You
can be assured that your web site and e-mail is hosted in Rockford
and backed-up automatically on a daily basis. Although we do specialize
in business connections and hosting, we don't discriminate. All
of our customers receive the same, high level of service that
our business customers have learned to expect.
Good news for area Verizon/GTE customers! - Flat-rate
phone service is here now for Rockford and most surrounding communities.
Click here for details.
Rockford area SBC/Ameritech Calling Rates - in
See services for pricing
on Internet access.
Effective Mar-06-02 v.92 is here! After several months
of delays and testing, we have turned on the v.92 features in
our state-of-the-art Lucent Access Server. Rock River Internet
is the first Rockford area ISP to support the new standard.
RRI is now running on a dual DS3 backbone! On October 28, 2002 we
turned up our AT&T Internet DS3 backbone connection. This is a high-speed
38GHz licensed microwave link beamed directly to AT&T's central office
which provides us with unparalleled redundancy in case of a fiber cut in our OC3.
On April 29, 2002 at 5:30pm we started routing IP traffic over our new
fiber optic backbone connection. Ameritech has completed the
fiber optic OC3 link to our network operations center (NOC).
Our OC3 (155Mbps) is split into three DS3 (a.k.a. T3) connections.
We have connected the first of these DS3s to an Internet backbone
provider. A DS3 has the capability to carry 28 T1s. The OC3 is
run over two strands of fiber directly to Ameritech (now SBC). Twelve strands
of fiber were spliced into our NOC so there is plenty of room
for growth and redundancy.
Rock River Internet is now multi-homed! - Today on July
31, 2001 we have completed our goal to become multi-homed from
the Internet backbone to our downtown Rockford NOC (Network Operations
Center). With our Cisco 7204vxr backbone router running BGP4
routing protocol, Rock River Internet now has the fault tolerance
that only the best Internet providers can afford. We are no longer
at the mercy of one provider's stability.
Rock River Internet has moved! - On March 2, 2001,
after 16 years at 1300 Rock Street we moved our offices and network
operations center to a new downtown Rockford location. Click here for
the latest details or here for a map.