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FTP problems again

Garry Martin gmartin at MendelBio.COM
Mon May 20 12:47:55 EST 2002

Since Sat May 11 through Sun May 19, all of our attempts 
to ftp large files from ftp.ncbi.nih.gov:genbank/daily/
have failed.  Our ftp processes are in scripts that
we have been using successfully for several years, but
all of a sudden they are failing.  We have tried running
the ftp by hand without success as well.  The ftp process
transfers thirty or forty thousand bytes then aborts.

We tried to use the bio-mirror.net GenBank mirror site but
discovered that the "daily" files there have not been
updated since May 10.  This suggests that the bio-mirror
ftp processes, which are probably automated, are also
failing when they attempt to obtain current files from
the NCBI source site.  Here is a directory listing from
bio-mirror.net made today, May 20, that shows the
out-of-date state of their files:

ftp> pwd
257 "/biomirror/genbank/daily" is current directory.
ftp> ls -l
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
total 6456616
-r--r--r--   1 IUBio    archive        8 Apr 26 20:25 Last.Release.Z
-r--r--r--   1 IUBio    archive     2338 Apr 26 21:11 README.genbank.daily
-r--r--r--   1 IUBio    archive  626694710 May 10 14:22 gbcu.flat.gz
-r--r--r--   1 IUBio    archive  263814328 May 10 14:23 gbcu.qscore.gz
-r--r--r--   1 IUBio    archive  5490540 May 10 14:22 gpcu.fsa.gz
-r--r--r--   1 IUBio    archive  1801982653 Apr 23 21:20 old.gbcu.flat.gz
-r--r--r--   1 IUBio    archive  590666833 Apr 23 22:55 old.gbcu.qscore.gz
-r--r--r--   1 IUBio    archive  15447454 Apr 23 21:20 old.gpcu.fsa.gz
226 Transfer complete.
remote: -l
593 bytes received in 0.022 seconds (26.65 Kbytes/s)

Garry Martin
Mendel Biotechnology, Inc.
gmartin at mendelbio.com


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