Main AmiNet Site Gone, Possibly For Good

Date 26-Sep-2004 1:56:07
Topic: Internet News


It looks like the main AmiNet site is gone, perhaps for good now. Many if not all the other US sites also appear to be gone, and perhaps two or three sites (uk, se, cz) in the official aminet site list mirrored at the European site list. It's not looking promising here.....can we as a community do anything about this "AmiNet rot" ?

Staff Note: It is not clear yet which of the "old archives" will be allowed to remain once the new drives are in place.

Here is the notice from the main AmiNet site: (URL : http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/)
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WUArchive has suffered a RAID failure, it's nStor controller died. The disks may get recycled for another use.

This is what's available <http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/ECgift>

A replacement machine has been ordered, it will be the last half of October before it's back.

WUArchive has been around for a long time, and evolved through several hardware configurations and owners.

It's content will be changing, some old stuff will remain, other chunks will go. For items to remain, they will require a sponsor from here at Washington University. A written statement of benefit maybe required. We are leaning toward K-12 outreach, and open source mirrors for wustl.edu.

If you have ideas please contact Allen Rueter 314/935-6429 or Dr. Bill Smart in the media and machines lab, 5-4749.

Thanks for your patience.

2004 Sep 24




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