an EMBL gopher
jecop at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Mar 16 14:17:37 EST 1995
Timo Hiltunen (bltihi at uta.fi) wrote:
: Reinhard Doelz (doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch) wrote:
: : To my knowledge, we run the only database gopher on EMBL and EMBL updates
: : world-wide. There are on average more than 300 requests served per day.
: : Peak requests are more than 1200 daily which is due to some unfortunate
: : ambition to run automaitc scripts.
: : Question for the community: How long will this service need to run?
: I, for example, use EMBL databank (in Switzerland) rather often, and think
: that there should be sequence databases that are also accessible via
: text-based (= non-WWW) methods.
In another post I just announced an ftp based access method. Would a similar
gopher system be of more use?
I could develop a similar gateway from gopher to SRS
At the moment I've set up a simple one (only allowing retrieval by
accesion number or entry name) as a quick test.
Have a look on gopher.ebi.ac.uk
--> 9. (Experimental) Sequence retrieval from EMBL/SWISSPROT database/
--> 1. Sequence retrieval from Swissprot <??>
2. Sequence retrieval from EMBL <??>
But, please, do not hardcode this. As said, it's just a quick test, so
- it can still go wrong
- it could have to move somewheree else in the gopher-tree
- I have no authorization from EMBL/EBI to support this as an official
Let's here some comments
: Timo Hiltunen
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