[AG-TECH] Problem with the beacon?

Cindy Sievers sievers at lanl.gov
Mon Apr 21 11:31:55 CDT 2003

Our beacon is strange as well.  Sometimes I see it on the beacon web page 
and sometimes I don't.  I spoke with ESnet about this and they seemed to 
think it is something that has to do with the beacon web page.   But ESnet 
assures us that we are transmitting and receiving ok.  I've experienced the 
same thing as Bob, when I restart the beacon, it doesn't display.  When I 
reboot, it does.  But then it is not displayed after some period of 
time.  I can't find the pattern, but I'll keep looking.  The beacon process 
seems to be running fine all along.

At 11:48 AM 4/21/2003 -0400, Bob Riddle wrote:
>don't ask me to explain this .. but I restarted the beacon on 
>cakebox12.internet2.edu & waited for 15-20 minutes ... nothing.
>I then rebooted cakebox12 and WHOOPEE!  It now shows up on the beacon page 
>looking alive & well.  I don't get it ... but I'll reboot the other 
>cakeboxXX.internet2.edu and see if they heal as well.
>Bill Nickless wrote:
>>At the moment, the beacon web page shows that the beacon 
>>vrvs-ag.internet2.edu is sending and receiving traffic properly.
>>I'm sure you know this, but for everyone else reading these lists--don't 
>>forget that the http://beaconserver.accessgrid.org:9999/ web page only 
>>updates every 2 minutes.  Look at the Time: field in the upper left 
>>corner of the page to make sure it's actually been updated when you hit 
>>At 08:49 AM 4/21/2003 -0400, Bob Riddle wrote:
>>>vrvs-ag.internet2.edu.  I'm in the office today so I can restart the 
>>>cakeboxXX.internet2.edu beacons as well (if necessary).
>>>Bill Nickless wrote:
>>>>Hi Bob,
>>>>Which beacons did you restart?  I would like to look to see if their 
>>>>reports are making it to the server, and that their traffic is making 
>>>>it to the outside world.
>>>>There could still be a problem, but I would like to look at specific 
>>>>beacons to verify it.
>>>>At 09:29 PM 4/20/2003 -0400, Bob Riddle wrote:
>>>>>I've done this - but no luck.  What could have changed at all these 
>>>>>beacons recently?    Bart Kerver  suggested I check the "user-name" in 
>>>>>the script to ensure it was "beacon".  It is ... but still doesn't 
>>>>>seem to matter.  Maybe I'll setup a different beacon server tomorrow & 
>>>>>set up beacon viewers in Denver, Florida, & Ann Arbor to see if all I 
>>>>>see is "ID".
>>>>Bill Nickless    http://www.mcs.anl.gov/people/nickless      +1 630 252 
>>>>PGP:0E 0F 16 80 C5 B1 69 52 E1 44 1A A5 0E 1B 74 F7
>>>>nickless at mcs.anl.gov
>>Bill Nickless    http://www.mcs.anl.gov/people/nickless      +1 630 252 7390
>>PGP:0E 0F 16 80 C5 B1 69 52 E1 44 1A A5 0E 1B 74 F7
>>nickless at mcs.anl.gov

Cindy Sievers           Los Alamos National Laboratory
sievers at lanl.gov        Group CCS-1 MS B287
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