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WITT 24 1 WGISS Infrastructure Task Team (WITT) Status Report Stuart Doescher, USGS Dave Hartzell, NASA Ames Allan Doyle, MIT Ken McDonald, NOAA WGISS.

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1 WITT 24 1 WGISS Infrastructure Task Team (WITT) Status Report Stuart Doescher, USGS Dave Hartzell, NASA Ames Allan Doyle, MIT Ken McDonald, NOAA WGISS – 24 Oct , 2007 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

2 WITT 24 2 WGISS 24 WITT Agenda WGISS 24 logistics Pending changes DNS updates WITT services – list services –WEB services –WGISS 24 logistics

3 WITT 24 3 WGISS 23 Logistics Wireless Access point –SSID is broadcast –OPEN so No WEP key

4 WITT 24 4 WGISS 24 Logistics Collection of Presentation materials –Presentation naming should resemble the title in the agenda. –Either FTP - Reference next page or place on WGISS thumb drive and to Sharing of pictures –FTP –Create a named directory under pics2share

5 WITT 24 5 FTP guidance temporary holding area ftp to ftp.dfd.dlr.de –usercode - ceos –wgiss24 To upload or download your files Presentation naming should resemble the title in the agenda. cd to wgiss24 and the appropriate sub-directory pics2share place your pictures in a named directory After meeting the dlr ftp services will be disabled presentations will be posted at

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7 7 Pending Changes Web and list services –Current hosting via Allan Doyle with EOGEO will end. –Planned replacement to be host via DreamHost. Similar services for web and list services Anticipate no impact to users Migration being planned

8 WITT 24 8 Pending Changes WITT chair Transitioning from Stu Doescher (USGS) to Ken McDonald (NOAA) NASA via Dave Hartzell will continue to work the DNS alignment

9 WITT 24 9 DNS Status These relate to prefixes to ceos.org and to where the url xxx.ceos.org points Active xxx urls –wgiss currently -> eogeo server –idn -> gcmddev.gsfc.nasa.gov –data -> a server at QinetiQ last updated 2001 –dlr -> –ics -> infeo1.esrin.esa.int –wgcv -> trapeze.gsfc.nasa.gov –jaxa -> stage.tksc.jaxa.jp –www -> stage.tksc.jaxa.jp

10 WITT DNS Status Inactive xxx urls –access & as -> –webtech -> –disaster -> –wgedu -> –network -> –grid-tech -> –unep -> www1.unep.org

11 WITT List Services Most lists set up as Subscriber Only Only people who subscribe to the mailing list can post mail to the list. –check of address Subscriber request are approved by Moderator None subscriber post must be approved by Moderator and two are Open lists Anyone can send mail to list. To use

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13 WITT Open Lists to use SPAM filter has greatly reduced the volume of SPAM being sent to list moderators and list managers. We monitor for false positives, but we may miss your message and your message will not be posted. Let us know if this happens. If there are other lists that need to be set up let us know. List servicesShort NameList Moderator Web MasterwebmasterStuart Doescher ChairchairIvan Petiteville

14 WITT Request for List Members To ensure accuracy in the lists Review the members of the lists at wgiss.ceos.org/witt/members.pdf wgiss.ceos.org/witt/members.pdf Or the lists with members or at wgiss.ceos.org/witt/lists.pdf wgiss.ceos.org/witt/lists.pdf Mark up paper list that is being passed around. If you have changes give to Lyn or send to

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17 WITT Request When replying to a from a WGISS list, review the TO, CC address and remove the address that contain bounces, such as,

18 WITT Tutorial At the end of this presentations there is a short tutorial on the WGISS list servers.

19 WITT WITT Web Service Web Site Administrator –Post contents (provided by WGISS members) –Send content updates to –Disaster recovery – periodic backup –We have posted meetings presentations for WGISS 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 And soon WGISS 24 Please help and check for completeness

20 WITT WGISS Web Usage Statistics Available for your perusal Access User name wgiss Password Ask Stu at

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22 WITT Sample usage for April 2007 For WGISS web statistics of usage for April 2007 Click on page to get the full set of pages

23 WITT Reminder WGISS Content Responsibilities WGISS Secretariat: –Content at the higher level pages (non-SG, non-TT pages) Meeting content WGISS documents (WGISS reports to Plenary) All links to ceos.org, EOGEO, IGOS, etc. Subgroup Chairs: –Subgroup pages SG descriptions definitions Task Team list(s) Task Team Leads: –Administers TT pages TT descriptions and other contents or Pointers to TT pages if not stored on the WGISS site

24 WITT Reminder Process for Page Updates Retrieve recent copy of web page Make changes and edits –Examine locally via browser Send updated pages to When webmaster notifies you that changes have been made, verify via web site Notify appropriate chair of changes Chair should examine and validate changes

25 WITT Tutorial on WGISS List services Note the xyz refers to the short name associated with the WGISS list.

26 WITT Short tutorial for members To subscribe to the mail list –send a message to the or –Example: To: Subject and body is ignored To unsubscribe to the mail list –send a message to the or –Example: To: Subject and body is ignored Access to online subscription

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29 WITT Short tutorial for members To post a message to the mail list –Address message to the –Example: To: Subject: Telecon --- If you ever want to unsubscribe or change your options (change your password, etc.), visit your subscription page at: Example using:

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34 WITT Short tutorial for members You can also make such adjustments via by sending a message to: With commands in the subject/body such as: –help –info –lists –password [ ] [address= ] – subscribe [password] [digest|nodigest] [address= ] –unsubscribe [password] [address= ] –who password [address= ]

35 WITT Short tutorial for members Additional information and access to the list archive also online via:

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39 WITT Short tutorial for Moderators The list moderator will get notified of new subscribers and must approve new subscription. Also, must approve posting by non-members Moderators will receive something like. Your authorization is required for a mailing list subscription request approval: For: List: At your convenience, visit: to process the request.

40 WITT Short tutorial for moderators Moderators need and will be provided special password to access moderators pages. Administrator can also do these approvals. May get a no actions pending message.

41 WITT Additional Reference For a lot more info on the Mailman services reference –List member Manual at –List Administration Manual at


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