[AG-TECH] New multicast beacon?
c.willing at uq.edu.au
Mon Jul 4 18:37:22 CDT 2011
On 05/07/2011, at 9:28 AM, Christoph Willing wrote:
> 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.
I see subscribers there now - there must have been an outage of some
sort just as I was looking previously.
However, the service discontinuation notice is still there.
> 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
Christoph Willing +61 7 3365 8316
QCIF Access Grid Manager
University of Queensland
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