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In response to several requests, we are posting our solution to difax printing using the Alden Internet Difax feed and laser printer. Our specific hardware include: Sun Sparcstation 10 running the ldm Sun Newsprinter 20 (which has two paper trays including 1 11x17 tray) To get the information, you may use anonymous ftp, gopher, or WWW, as directed below. Information has been updated as of 3 May 1995 and also includes sample charts in original and converted format. Thanks to several individuals who helped us out through some of the rough spots...you know who you are! Anonymous ftp:ftp to ftp.met.fsu.edu, login in anonymously, cd to pub/difax and then get the readme file (00README) and any others you like.
For gopher: gopher to gopher.met.fsu.edu, then choose: #3. Anonymous ftp directory #3. pub #5. difaxFor WWW: open location
gopher://metlab1.met.fsu.edu:70/11/ftp/pub/difax Credit goes to our Assistant in Meteorology and Weather Station Manager, Andrew Devanas. Paul Ruscher FSU Meteorology ruscher@xxxxxxxxxxx PS - in the for what it's worth department, the process works well as long as the Internet feed stays active. Lost maps are lost, unlike other IDD products, where they can be recovered easily. We are archiving many of our maps and keep some on-line for a few weeks; if other sites are able to provide backup maps, we would appreciate hearing from you. As an example, our building is losing power most of the day this coming Saturday and we will need to replace lost charts if possible! Thanks.