[GRASS-web] South African GRASS Mirror

Patrick Holahan patrickh at tenet.ac.za
Thu Dec 12 02:30:30 PST 2013

Hi Markus,

I can resolve the DNS without a problem and browsing to 
http://grass.mirror.ac.za provides the site as expected.

 From inside our network:
$ nslookup grass.mirror.ac.za dns1.tenet.ac.za
Server:		dns1.tenet.ac.za

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	grass.mirror.ac.za

 From Google's DNS:
$ nslookup grass.mirror.ac.za

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	grass.mirror.ac.za

A telnet to port 80 snippet:
$ telnet grass.mirror.ac.za 80
Connected to grass.mirror.ac.za.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET /index.html HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Connection: close
Proxy-Connection: close
Content-Length: 25530
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:26:46 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
ETag: "52a91951-63ba"
Server: nginx/1.5.3
Last-Modified: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:02:57 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en-US" 
   <link rel="canonical" href="http://grass.osgeo.org/" />

     <title>GRASS GIS - Home</title>

<base href="http://grass.osgeo.org/" />
<meta name="Generator" content="CMS Made Simple - Copyright (C) 2004-12 
Ted Kulp. All rights reserved - Source code GPL'ed" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta name="keywords" content="open source gps, GRASS, FOSS, open source 
gis, open source gis grass, open source web gis, open source gis 
software, free open source gis, gis, mapping, open source software, 
mapping software, cartography, gis data, geospatial, open source 3d, 
geographic information system, geographic information systems, gis 
software, mapping data, free software, raster, topology, vector, image 
processing, visualization, hydrology, archeology, archaeology, 3D GIS">
<meta name="Author" content="GRASS Development Team">
<meta name="description" content="GRASS GIS is a free Geographic 
Information System (GIS) software used for geospatial data management 
and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial 
modeling, and visualization.">
<script type="text/javascript" src="country.js"></script>

Output truncated

When ftp'ing to it, I find a similar result:

$ lftp grass.mirror.ac.za
lftp grass.mirror.ac.za:~> ls
drwxr-xr-x    3 0          0                  28 Dec  7 23:35 "http:
drwxr-xr-x    2 0          0                  23 Dec  8 18:52 &
drwxr-xr-x    4 0          0                4096 Dec 11 09:35 addons
drwxr-xr-x    3 0          0                8192 Dec 11 09:35 announces
drwxr-xr-x    8 0          0                  76 Dec  8 02:51 awstats-icon

Output truncated.

Please re-test and advise if you're still experiencing issues.
If so, can you please supply some debugging output, i.e. the IP from 
where you're attempting to connect, a traceroute/ping to 
grass.mirror.ac.za (just mirror.ac.za if you're having 
DNS resolution errors), etc.

Thanks in advance,
Patrick Holahan

On 2013/12/09, 10:44 PM, Markus Neteler wrote:
> Hi Patrick Holahan,
> thanks for your efforts. The name http://grass.mirror.ac.za does not
> resolve here (or apache issue),
> could you please verify?
> thanks
> Markus Neteler
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Patrick Holahan <patrickh at tenet.ac.za> wrote:
>> Hi Grass Mirror management,
>> We run a GRASS mirror accessible directly (http://grass.mirror.ac.za), or
>> off our base mirror page, http://mirror.ac.za or http://www.mirror.ac.za.
>> We support rsync, HTTP and FTP. Please add us to your list of mirror
>> databases.
>> If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us (TENET) on
>> mirroradmin at tenet.ac.za
>> Thanks & Regards,
>> Patrick Holahan
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Patrick Holahan

Senior Network Engineer

Web: http://www.tenet.ac.za
GSM: +27 79 523 5555

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