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March 26,695 2,273 [913 MB] 503 40 April 30,392 3,967 [1.6 GB] 1,201 13 May 34,184 4,435 [1.7 GB] 1,758 202 64 June 30,772 3,540 [1.12 GB] 1,896 241 6 (new) Domain name service (DNS) for botany.org: In addition to the activity on the web servers, the domain name servers have logged over 120,000 requests per week for DNS information. A catastrophic failure of the DNS server in mid-March resulted in an interruption of almost all BSA web service while I was on vacation. When I returned, I learned a lot more about BIND, scheduled routine tests of activity and updated the version to the most recent stable release for each of the different kernels I am running. There is also a free web service connected that checks the three servers once per hour and emails when service is interrupted. American Journal of Botany Online service: Here is a summary of the activity of the American Journal of Botany Online server run by Highwire Press on behalf of the Botanical Society of America. Editor-In-Chief Karl Niklas has requested an extension of the free period for one year from April 2001 to April 2002. Statistics for years 1999 and 2000: Total Requests Page Requests Requests- Failed Distinct Files Unique Hosts Traffic in KBytes PDF files Weekly 2000 so far 17,616 7,152 132 5,716 2,187 580,164 1,078 44
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Year 2000 so far 493,236 200,253 3,692 160,056 61,226 16,244,592 30,187 Year 1999 657,469 193,376 76,670 16,104,467 28,515 TOTALS 1,150,705 353,432 137,896 32,349,059 58,702 This represents an increase in usership of nearly 100% in one year. Highwire Press finds these overall statistics surprisingly high among clients of similar size and mission. Initiatives: 1. Steve Wolf runs the BSA Directory. He coordinates with Kim Hiser to make sure that the database is up to date. 2. BSA now runs its own web servers, domain name servers, mail service, FTP and security systems. In addition to the time and expense, there are also hacker attacks and constant upgrades and maintenance to consider as expenses to this undertaking. The web site continues to expand and hopefully aspects of it can be shared in coordination with all of BSA’s other electronic activities. 3. Numerous CGI scripts drive a number of automated or semi-automated functions including the creation of the electronic abstract submission site (~600 abstracts this year). The abstract volume was composed using Perl scripts, so there was never a ‘manuscript’ in the hardcopy sense. The text was submitted electronically to the Allen Press FTP site at a savings of over $3,000 this year. The total number of lines of code generated to operate this year’s site totaled over 3000 program lines and used over 260 driver files. The importance of early deadlines should not be underestimated. Most failures were because of patches required to implement features on the site after the site had opened. 4. “Amazon Associate” links have been added for many of the book-related online pages of the Plant Science Bulletin, including ‘Books Received’ and ‘Book Reviews’. These will return a fraction (from 5% to up to 30%) of the cost of the linked books to the BSA. The requirement from Amazon.Com is that a link be directly made to a specific book page. The referral data
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