[Taxacom] BHL/Internet Archive not working for days!
Chris.Freeland at mobot.org
Mon May 31 11:37:51 CDT 2010
All - Thanks to some clever debugging by the Internet Archive and Mike Lichtenberg, BHL's lead developer, we appear to have found a resolution to the problem. We will be monitoring the services closely over the next few hours/days. To keep the chatter off this list, please report additional issues through the BHL Feedback form at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/Feedback.aspx or by e-mailing me directly at chris.freeland at mobot.org.
From: Chris Freeland
Sent: Mon 5/31/2010 8:00 AM
To: Stephen Thorpe; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: RE: [Taxacom] BHL/Internet Archive not working for days!
Stephen - The Internet Archive stores and serves BHL images and a change was made to their application servers, affecting the display of images through the BHL portal. IA has been made aware of the problem and is working to correct it, though the issue is compounded because Monday is a national holiday in the US.
This underscores the importance of BHL maintaining its own data store so that we are not vulnerable to third party changes, plus the need for global replication of content to ensure continued service & failovers. We have established a mirror site in Woods Hole, but it's not yet ready to serve images, and we're working with collaborators in Europe & Australia (where I am now) to establish mirrors there/here as well.
We will put stopgap measures in place to get the images serving again from Internet Archive; until then, please view content via http://www.archive.org/details/biodiversity
Sincerest apologies for the (frustrating) disruption,
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu on behalf of Stephen Thorpe
Sent: Mon 5/31/2010 3:08 AM
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: [Taxacom] BHL/Internet Archive not working for days!
Anybody know what is going on with this???
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