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FTP Asimov is down..? Anyone know anything?

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Hmm dns still resolves, but the do seem to be off the air, traceroute falls over at  100ge6-2.core1.ash1.he.net for me.  Could be a gateway issue of some kind, or perhaps the server has fallen over.  Except I just noticed you said a week, so probably not gateway...

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The only possible good news would be just before it went down it was acting intermittently over the course of several days. So perhaps there are technical issues.

 

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Try this mirror

https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/

 

Going by this thread, started by you (!) last year (!!), looks like this has happened before. Maybe it's not on the most reliable hosting imaginable. 

 

https://www.applefritter.com/content/ftp-asimov

 

At that time, someone suggested this public folder, but it doesn't seem to work at the moment. 

ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/

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Posted (edited)

Yes it was/is pretty active. New things daily or weekly.

 

The mirror on Internet Archive is some 5 years out of date. Granted IA is gaining popularity, but it's too tedious to download anything in bulk.

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I usually check asimov ftp site for new files every week or so. Last time I did, the index files were dated 7-31-2019.  Tried yesterday & today... no response.

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Well, it is back. Another false alarm. Must be more patient. It's where I upload documentation from time to time.

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Posted (edited)

..back down again..

..back up again..

 

In another time and place this could be funny.

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In another time and place, scattered all over space

We've got to find 'em all, gotta find those Dragon Balls

 

Actually, a single point of failure could be a problem, and that's the elephant in the room...

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Yes I noted the slow speed recently. But. Anyhow. I think this was a DNS dust-up related to the el Paso shooting and 8chan takedown.

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I periodically download the games directory to my computer as I fear one day it's going to go offline for good

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