IGS Website and FTP-HTTPS Transition Timeline (2020)

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From 23 March to 31 August 9 December 2020, the IGS Website and FTP file service will experience a temporary transition state.  

As of 5 May 2020, the end date in IGSMAIL # 7908 (below) has been updated to reflect a delay in transition to mid-December 2020, instead of the end of August. This postponement is due to COVID-19 pandemic quarantine access issues, and was done so at the request of the IGS Governing Board. 

On 9 December 2020, the new (incoming) website will be moved from its temporary home on igscb.org to our main website, IGS.org. The content in the current (outgoing) IGS.org website will be archived.

Also on 9 December 2020, ALL FTP access to ftp://ftp.igs.org will be permanently terminated and replaced with a secured https://files.igs.org <https://ftp.igs.org/>. Data, content, and directory hierarchy will remain unchanged.

Mindful of the effort required to make these updates, the alias https://files.igs.org has been made, pointing to https://files.igscb.org. This allows users to configure their scripts only once to point to the 'https://files.igs.org' URL. When the domain change occurs as planned on 9 December, these users don't have to worry about modification again.

 

>From 23 March 2020 to 9 December 2020, the IGS website and FTP file service
will experience the following temporary transition state:

IGS.org -- The current (outgoing) website content will no longer be
updated.

FTP services will remain fully functional on ftp://ftp.igs.org or
ftp://igs.org

Starting 23 March, files previously acquired via FTP at ftp://ftp.igs.org
will be made available for testing via the new HTTPS system
https://files.igscb.org <https://ftp.igs.org/>

IGSCB.org -- From now until 13 August 9 December 2020, this will be the temporary home
of the new (incoming) IGS.org website; community members may visit the
homepage for news, events, and other important links. Please note that the
website will be under continuous development and improvement during this
time.

>From now until 3 December,  11 to 14 August (during the IGS Workshop), 
the Central Bureau will be
available for any final troubleshooting or consultation with regard to switching from FTP to HTTPS; as well as to discuss your feedback on the new website design. On 31 August 9 December 2020, the new (incoming) website will be moved from its temporary home on igscb.org to our main website, IGS.org. The content in the current (outgoing) IGS.org website will be archived. Also on 31 August 9 December 2020, ALL FTP access to ftp://ftp.igs.org will be permanently terminated and replaced with a secured https://files.igs.org <https://ftp.igs.org/>. Data, content, and directory hierarchy will remain unchanged. Please see the attached diagram “IGS Central Bureau Information Systems 2020 Improvement and Transition Guide” for a timeline of the above-described changes.

IGS.org_and_IGSCB.org_Transition_Diagram_-_5_May_UPDATE.jpg

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