dbeacon and SixXS graphics

Pim van Pelt pim at ipng.nl
Wed Jan 20 09:13:14 GMT 2010

Dear Hugo, Colleagues,

I am in the process of reorganizing our webserver content at SixXS[1]
and have split off a static content server to serve out the graphics.
When tailing the logs, I found that after I had moved off our own
sites to the new URL scheme, there were still quite a bit of hits from
deployments of what seems to be dbeacon.

Hugo, can you change the graphics you get from
http://www.sixxs.net/gfx/... to be http://www.sixxs.net/s/... ? See
below for a one-line diff[2]

I'm planning on switching off the old /gfx URL path by this next
Monday 25th of January. It would be great if your users could enjoy
the little country icons with a new cut of dbeacon. I found a Debian,
an Ubuntu, a NetBSD maintainer - they are CC;ed here.

Thanks much, kind regards,


[1] http://www.sixxs.net/gfx/countries/nl.gif becomes

[2] $ svn diff contrib/matrix.pl
Index: contrib/matrix.pl
--- contrib/matrix.pl	(revision 426)
+++ contrib/matrix.pl	(working copy)
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@
 our $css_file;
 our $dump_update_delay = 5;	# time between each normal dumps
 				# (used to detect outdated dump files)
-our $flag_url_format = 'http://www.sixxs.net/gfx/countries/%s.gif';
+our $flag_url_format = 'http://www.sixxs.net/s/countries/%s.gif';
 our $default_ssm_group = 'ff3e::beac/10000';
 our $debug = 0;
 our $matrix_link_title = 0;

Pim van Pelt <pim at ipng.nl>
PBVP1-RIPE - http://www.ipng.nl/

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