[GRASS-web] Re: [ibiblio.org #48154] grass.ibiblio.org is down / permission error

Scott Mitchell smlists at me.com
Fri Apr 22 07:06:38 EDT 2011

Thanks for the information, see replies below:

On 2011-04-21, at 14:40 , Justin via RT wrote:

> Hi Scott,
> Thanks for your patience on this: I have an update for you.
> I've moved the grass mirror to http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/grass/ - php
> is working.  I've configured the mirror to update daily at 5:30am.

OK, that should be good, although right now it has troubles if you request anything (besides the entry page) using a directory-based URL instead of the full path - looks like the server DirectoryIndex isn't configured to recognize index.php as the main/default page, therefore unless the URL includes the full file path, it's sending out directory listings instead of the desired HTML.

E.g. if you ask for http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/grass/download/ instead of http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/grass/download/index.php, you get a file listing.

> We'd like to set up a 301 redirect for grass.ibiblio.org that will
> expire in 3 or so months.  We've found that is enough time for search
> engines and the like to update to the new address.  Would this work for
> your project?

If you could set that up, yes we think it would work for us.



> Justin
> On Tue Apr 12 18:23:10 2011, scott.mitchell at glel.carleton.ca wrote:
>> Hi, thanks for looking into this. We have no specific technical need
>>   for a separate domain, except that it is a very well known URL
>>   (yours is a popular mirror); is it possible to have a redirect to
>>   ease the transition?  Although it's easy for us to change our
>>   mirror pointer from the parent site, there are likely a lot of
>>   bookmarks out there, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who types in
>>   grass.ibiblio.org straight into browsers' address bars as a matter
>>   of habit.
>> The PHP support would be critical for the site to work at all, though.
>> Cheers,
>> Scott (& the GRASS team)
>> --------
>> Scott Mitchell (mobile)
>> smitch at me.com
>> On 2011-04-12, at 13:35, "Justin via RT" <help at rt.ibiblio.org> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I've copied your data over to http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/grass/
>>   (though,
>>> note, I haven't enabled PHP).  We plan on adding some more
>>> infrastructure to mirrors that will allow it to function again.
>>> We are curious if the url above will work, or if your project
>>   requires a
>>> subdomain (grass.ibiblio.org).  Let me know.
>>> Justin
>>> On Fri Apr 08 15:18:08 2011, smitch at spamcop.net wrote:
>>>> From: Scott Mitchell <smitch at spamcop.net>
>>>> Subject: grass.ibiblio.org is down / permission error
>>>> Message Body:
>>>> grass.ibiblio.org, a mirror of grass.osgeo.org, is responding to
>>>>  browser requests with a 403 Permission denied error.  It's a
>>>>  popular mirror of our site, and was working fine recently (I
>>   don't
>>>>  know the timeline).
>>>> --
>>>> This mail is sent via contact form on ibiblio.org

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