Portable FlyBase server available for Drosophila data
FlyBase Project Members
Flybase at fly.bio.indiana.edu
Wed Apr 3 23:09:33 EST 1996
The Drosophila informatics project FlyBase has available a
portable server for helping biologists access a large set of
Drosophila genome and related information.
The FlyBase server operating at Indiana is now fully portable to
other Unix computer systems. This service of FlyBase will let
you overcome Internet slowdowns and broken connections, and have
rapid and reliable access to this material.
This contains all the data, searching and browsing services
published at the Indiana server, including primary gene, aberration,
clone, people, reference, and stocks queries, graphic maps of
genetic data, including a preliminary java-based map, and fly images.
Some features of FlyBase are available only thru Internet links
to the Harvard FlyBase Sybase server (http://morgan.harvard.edu).
These include CytoSearch, SymbolSearch and TransposonSearch.
Currently you can use this portable server at
FlyBase WWW @ Indiana, USA http://flybase.bio.indiana.edu:7081/
FlyBase Gopher @ Indiana, USA gopher://flybase.bio.indiana.edu:7071/
Flybase WWW @ E.B.I., UK http://www.embl-ebi.ac.uk:7081/
Flybase Gopher @ E.B.I., UK gopher://www.embl-ebi.ac.uk:7071/
FlyBase WWW @ ANGIS, Australia http://www.angis.su.oz.au:7081/
FlyBase Gopher @ ANGIS, Austral. gopher://gopher.angis.su.oz.au:7071/
FlyBase WWW @ N.I.G., Japan http://shigen.lab.nig.ac.jp:7081/
FlyBase Gopher @ N.I.G., Japan gopher://shigen.lab.nig.ac.jp:7071/
These servers are kept synchronized on a nightly basis; you will
find the same information on each one.
Our thanks go to the following for effort and resources for this:
Rob Harper, Jose Valverde and others
European Bioinformatics Institute
for FlyBase @ E.B.I, UK
Tim Littlejohn and Camson Huynh
Australian National Genomic Information Service
for FlyBase @ ANGIS, Australia
National Institute of Genetics, Japan
for FlyBase @ N.I.G., Japan
How to start a portable FlyBase server
With adequate free disk space on a Unix computer, a computer manager
can set up the same search and browsing service thru HTTP and
Gopher Internet methods at your site. It is possible to set this
system up on an isolated TCP/IP network.
-- Sun Sparc, DEC Alpha and SGI Irix5 computers are currently supported
with binaries. All source code is available and it compiles on most Unix
-- Allow about 500 megabytes total disk space
-- Time required for a computer manager to set up may be a few hours,
and very little to maintain, since automatic scripts handle this.
-- Fetch the starter kit this way
ftp> get Readme
ftp> get Install
For details, see
Please contact Don Gilbert, gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu, if you
run into any problems or have any questions about this.
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