Major Changes to SLAC WWW

SLAC 23 Feb 1995

This page is under construction.

Table of Contents

The status of production server and browser software is given here, along with major installations that change SLAC's production WWW environment.

Note that the first section always documents the current server and browser versions. The second and subsequent sections treat major installations in inverse chronological order.

WWW Production Software Versions

21 Feb 1995

Version 2.15 (HTTP 1.0) of the CERN server code is presently running on SLACVM. Version 3.0pre5 of the CERN server code is running on www.slac.stanford.edu (the Unix production server). In addition, there are several WWW servers running on the SLACVX cluster.

The following browser versions are in production:

      Midas                 -     version 2.1
      Mosaic (for X-Windows)-     version 2.4
      Lynx                  -     version 2-3
      TkWWW                 -     version 0.8
      Mosaic for Macintosh  -     version 2.0.0A8
      MacWeb                -     version 1.00A2.2
      NetScape for Macintosh-     version 1.0N

The Great Spring '95 Page Migration

23 Feb 1995

SLAC recently installed a new server dedicated to WWW. To take advantage of its greater compute power, we also embarked on a project to move as many production WWW pages as possible from VM and temporary UNIX space (e.g., /winters/...) into a unified AFS file system on UNIX. We are using the occasion to regularize the file and URL naming schemes, too.

The migration will occur over some months, first moving one set of pages and updating their links in the core SLAC pages, then moving another set likewise. We will smooth the transition through the temporary use of symbolic links (where possible) and pointer files. Lists of old and new URL will appear here as they are specifically scheduled to change.

Please update any links you have in pages you own or in your hot lists to use the new URL. Note that /FIND (e.g., in http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu/FIND/slac.html) is going away although it will still sometimes appear during the transition.

Although we test many links, we cannot test them all in all environments. If you find a link to a SLAC page that fails and stays broken for more than a day, contact the owner of the page with the failing link or Joan Winters.

A list of affected files will go here.

November 19, 1993, Installation

The following HTML and related files were moved to the WWW production system as part of the November 19, 1993, installation:
    SLAC     HTML       [Previously TEST SLAC Home Page]
 
    AFS      HTML
    ANNALS   HTML
    CREATE   HTML
    CRUISE   HTML
    FUTURES  HTML
    GRABBAG  HTML
    HYPERTEX HTML
    INTERNET HTML
    LAN      HTML
    MACINTOS HTML
    MQ       HTML
    OLDSLAC  HTML
    SCS      HTML
    SECURITY HTML
    SLACFAC  HTML
    SLACINST HTML
    SLACVOID HTML
    SLACWIDE HTML
    UNIX     HTML
    WIZARDS  HTML
    WWWBIBL  HTML
    WWWINTRO HTML
    WWWSTAT  HTML
 
    HELP     INDEX
 
    WHEREIS  HTML
    WHEREISH HTML
    WHEREIS  INDEX
 
    FGET     EXEC
And temporarily in:
    /winters/pub/www/net/art.html, netfolks.html,
         networking.html, reference.html
 

With this installation the specification of a number of hypertext links has had to change (e.g., from the test UNIX port and server to the production ones (on www.slac.stanford.edu at the standard port 80).

N.B.: Contrary to installations on VM, installations to WorldWideWeb occur only to some parts at a time. Changes "roll" through the entire Web. That means that it may take some time for changes that affect one set of pages to migrate to all other pages that link to the changed set of pages (and their associated URL). Although we test many links, we cannot test them all. After a SLAC installation if you find a link to a changed page that fails, contact the owner of the page that contains the failing link.

Or send comments or problems to me (winters@SLAC.Stanford.EDU) or Louise Addis (addis@SLAC.Stanford.EDU).

If you need to get to the Old SLAC Home Page, press here, and let me know what's missing. If you're willing to take a risk, try the Test SLAC Home Page (if any) and its links, and let me know any comments.


Winters; Bebo