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
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!
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.
gopher to gopher.met.fsu.edu, then choose:
#3. Anonymous ftp directory
For WWW: open location
Credit goes to our Assistant in Meteorology and Weather Station Manager, Andrew
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.