provides mirroring of biology data sets. "GridFTP" means a new, faster data transfer method is in place,
now in testing. Please join this trial. Current plans are to replace the current service with this
newer, better one (retaining standard ftp access, but dropping rsync). Your comments are welcome.
-- Don Gilbert
biosequence & bioinformatics data
This node: bio-mirror.net
This is a world bioinformatic public service for high-speed
access to up-to-date DNA & protein biological sequence databanks.
* Commercial use restrictions on
SWISS-PROT and PROSITE:
Publishers of the SWISS-PROT and PROSITE data sets ask
that all commercial users participate in the funding of these important
data by paying a license fee. No fee is charged to academic users.
The client "lftp" is causing serious problems at Bio-mirror.net.
It is misbehaving and overloading the bio-mirror server.
This may be a matter of bad configuration, or something in the client code.
It is often running many more simultaneous processes than
the server can support for a shared resource. Often each lftp process is
using up much more cpu than any other ftp client. Since early 2010 several
customers have stared using this client, and it has caused problems in
all cases. I recommend you use instead the GridFTP client, which is
well-designed for rapid long-distance ftp. If not that, other
well designed ftp clients are widely available and can be used, with up
to 10 simultaneous connections to bio-mirror.net. However, to preserve this
shared resource we will block or limit access by misbehaving clients such