Re: What is happening to GSOC?

Nancy_D'Antuono@Brown.EDU
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 10:08:07 -0400 (EDT)

> 
> I was wondering whether other people have had trouble getting on the GSOC
> satellite site.  I haven't been on the Net lately and I've tried to get some
> Iridium flare predictions over the past couple of days - without success.
> 
> Is anyone else having problems?.....or, is this old news?

I have found access to the GSOC site very iffy at times - had a lot of trouble
getting to it last night 9/12 around 2200 UT.  

Ran a Unix traceroute to look at packet hops between New England where I live
and their site; indications were that there were communications problems 
with one or more commlinks in Germany.

This may explain some of the difficulties which have been more frequent
lately.  I've also been denied access to the site at times with the message 
"Server Too Busy".  It's such a good site that many people around the globe
may be hitting it pretty hard.

Regards,

Nan D'Antuono