Having "anonymous" problems with ftp://ftp.ccp14.ac.uk? - plus trivia query.

Lachlan Cranswick l.cranswick at dl.ac.uk
Mon Nov 22 15:37:27 EST 1999


Just a quick post that if anyone is having problems 
anonymously logging into the FTP based CCP14
software mirrors via ftp://ftp.ccp14.ac.uk; could
they feel free to pass me an Email about this.

On the ftp logs, I am seeing entries that immediately
close the session a few seconds later.  I am not sure 
if this is the behavour of some browsers; a problem with 
the FTP Deamon (ProFTPD), or maybe some problem with 
too many connections (or just probes on the server).

If you are having difficulties (after Emailing me if possible),
a workaround is to browse around via HTTP as the FTP area
is accessible via HTTP:

    http://www.ccp14.ac.uk/ccp/ccp14/

Lachlan.

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PS:  A trivia query as well.  Does anyone know why/what is
being sold(?) in the Bell Telephone Laboratories advertisements
in 1960 vintage Acta Crystallographica's that have
the title banner "ASSIGNMENT: HIT A TARGERT 6000 MILES AWAY".
(Acta Cryst, 10 October 1960)

It seems a strange type of advert to find in an international
crystallographic journal?  It doesn't even mention the word
"Crystallography"?

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Some of the starting text  of the advertisement follows for 
those who don't have easy access to old Acta Crysts.

"ASSIGNMENT: HIT A TARGERT 6000 MILES AWAY"

"Can you guide a 110-ton Air Force Titan
missle far up into the sky, to bring its
nuclear warhead down with pinpoint 
accuracy on a target one-forth the way
around the globe - a target you not only
can't see but which continually moves with
the spinning earth?"

"This was the problem in missle guidance
the Air Force presented to Bell 
Telephone Laboratories...."


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Lachlan M. D. Cranswick

Collaborative Computational Project No 14 (CCP14)
    for Single Crystal and Powder Diffraction
Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, WA4 4AD U.K
Tel: +44-1925-603703  Fax: +44-1925-603124
E-mail: l.cranswick at dl.ac.uk  Ext: 3703  Room C14
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