[AG-TECH] New multicast beacon?

Christoph Willing 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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