[Taxacom] AMNH, spiders, and LSIDs

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Mon Jan 14 02:48:31 CST 2008


Like Kevin, I can't resolve these either. My LSID tester  (http:// 
darwin.zoology.gla.ac.uk/~rpage/lsid/ ) cannot find an authority to  
resolve them, hence in a sense they are "fake". I struggle to see  
what we gain from having fake LSIDs.

Regards

Rod


On 14 Jan 2008, at 04:56, Kevin Richards wrote:

> David
>
> The idea is that you shouldn't need to know the location of the  
> LSID resolver - the standard resolution process uses DNS to locate it.
> However, you can find the "location" of a resolver by doing a DNS  
> SRV lookup on the authority, eg:
> _lsid._tcp.amnh.org
>
> and the result will give you the server location that hosts the  
> LSID resolver.
>
> I tried this however and have had no luck - either they have not  
> set up a resolver, or I cannot access it from my location for some  
> reason.
>
> Kevin Richards
>
>>>> "Shorthouse, David" <dshorthouse at eol.org> 14/01/2008 4:44:48  
>>>> p.m. >>>
>
> Folks,
>
>
>
> I just noticed that Norm Platnick has begun tagging items in The World
> Spider Catalog with LSIDs in square brackets. I'm assuming AMNH  
> also now has
> an LSID resolver. Can anyone point me to it? Is there a web service?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> David P. Shorthouse
>
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