[AG-TECH] New multicast beacon?
c.willing at uq.edu.au
Mon Jul 4 18:28:38 CDT 2011
I see that the multicast beacon at beacon.dast.nlanr.net is no longer
running - its unclear whether the domain even exists anymore. Also,
there is a notice at:
saying that the beacon service would be discontinued at 30th May. That
actually still seems to be running but no subscribers.
Is there a new global beacon service that we can all use?
BTW, in Asia Pacific area, we have also been using "dbeacon" which
some people prefer - apparently a lighter load on the machine
generating the html output display (in this case, run at AARNet). For
those interested, see:
Multicast beacons generally are really useful diagnostic tools and
everyone should subscribe to them - the question is where? Is any site
able to run a service like the ncsa or dast.nlanr.net used to?
Do people want to change over to dbeacon?
Christoph Willing +61 7 3365 8316
QCIF Access Grid Manager
University of Queensland
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