The site was previously located (from 24th April 1996 to March 1997) on the LAAS (CNRS, France) server, LAAS let me access its computer system because I was collaborating with them on a research and publication project. In March 1997, LAAS decided to shutdown all the personal pages of its server. The LAAS decision to close the personal sites was caused by legal problems that lead the directors to enforce the 1996 CNRS decision to forbid all personnel documents on the web pages of the LAAS server. This decision makes sense, and I totally supported it, every Internet citizen already having at that time the facility to be published by free web space providers. It was actually one of the first (if not the one) case that concerns copyright violation over the Internet in France, and I believe it is remembered as the Jacques Prevert Affair in the little first-time webmaster and internet-jurists communauty.
This happened during the Mygale crisis, and the closure went unnoticed. It is difficult to imagine that today, but French web pages at that time where quite seldom, and the closure of all the personal web pages housed in the LAAS laboratory could have been notice among the french web-users commuauty, if it was not for the Mygale crisis. Within the list closed sites was the first French web page about the british series The prisoner, which of course was quickly to reopen later, and is still online today.
Concerning the Mygale crisis, this is another French web story that I do not have time to tell here except in a very short form: Mygale was a educational french project to host personal web pages leaded by University of Jussieu in Paris. The access was closed by Renater, the national ISP of the French universities and research centers, for reasons not clear to me (arguing it was not educational), and all the closed sites had to relocate. French web free providers where not as common as today at that time, and it had been considered by many as a serious strike to the then fragile emergent group of French-writing webmasters and web-authors.
I then moved my professional documents to the ENSEEIHT site and my personal documents to Mygale. Later on, when my Mygale space went full, I oppened an account on Chez.com, and I eventually inserted there my professional documents to Later on, when I left ENSEEIHT.
Mygale became Multimania, which started to slowly decay into a goulish commer$ial web-space provider that I strongly recommand every one to avoid. My main hostilities toward Multimania comes from their behavior towards their users. They forced all users to change the domain name from mygale.org to multimania.com by cessing DNS hosting. We had to change both URLs and E-mail addresses. They cancelled mail-redirection and pop access to limit users to web-only interfaces. These are the worse thing they could possibly do. Much later, they reinstalled feature-limited mail redirection for an alternative E-mail address and rehosted the mygale DNS name. At one point, every user discovered commercial pop-up windows on their homepages, and even commercial tags that where sticked over the web page, hiding the original context. All these annoyment did not went unnoticed by all webmasters and visitors as it started general webmaster strike and you can get a feeling of what happened from this French article from 1999 in transfert.net, with cache here if article no longer available on transfert server (cache recorded July 2003).
After one URL change and two E-mail address changes we had to suffer, I decided to abandon them to their misery and get my own domain name in 2000. I registered at Gandi.net, I have the DNS hosting, web-hosting and E-mail wosting at pair.com.
You are here on dunwich.org, and I hope you will feel comfortable. As they say: me Casa y su casa; do not hesitate one second for comments, corrections, ressources, help, reviewing, links, partnership, insults, money… I also might some room for you if you have cool document you wish to host. Just please avoid commercial sollicitation.
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