New Microfilm Rolls

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 13 May 2015 18:04

Hi:

My FTP site now has more than 1,000 NARA microfilm rolls as well as situation maps and Russian documents. Keep checking as I add more every week. I also have a web site which includes thousands of Luftwaffe aerial photos. Everything is free.

Web site: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com

FTP Site:
Host: jcarlcalvin.ddns.net
Login ID: FTP-User-1
Password: SKNVr8du

Admin Email: john@wwii-photos-maps.com

I also have a blog where I add lists every time I publish more rolls on the FTP site.

http://wwii-microfilm.blogspot.com/

Regards,

John

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Klaus Von Othioten » 13 May 2015 22:48

Hello John,

Outstanding work, thank you very much !

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Urmel » 16 May 2015 12:37

This is great stuff, and a very much appreciated service to the community of nerds that we are.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 17 Jun 2015 17:53

Can't deny it's an incredible offer!

There seems to be stability issues with the connection though. My FTP client is being kicked out after no more than a few hours. That's enough to download approx 0.5 Go of data, which, depending on the rolls, ranges from 0.3 rolls to 2.0 rolls. I then get blacklisted for some days.

Bottom line is download speed is something like 0.5 Go/week...

The issue happens whatever the computer / the IP I use, whatever day of the week and time of the day/night...

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 17 Jun 2015 17:59

Send me your IP address via email and I will check on my end.

jcarlcalvin@gmail.com

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 23 Jun 2015 19:11

Hello all,
I don't know whether I'm the only one suffering from repeated issues with John's firewall, which blocks any IP I use after a short while (whatever the FTP client, and both on Mac and Windows).
But if others have the same issue, why not put in common the rolls we could download, if nothing to create an alternative method to access the rolls, and do decrease bandwith consumption at John's?

I suppose the easiest would be for those of us who could download part of the stuff to add their names to this thread (or contact me by pm) and swap lists.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 23 Jun 2015 20:25

Hi:

What has not been mentioned is that it is not unusual for some people to attempt to make more than one concurrent connection. One connection per IP is the rule. This is to allow the greatest number of IPs a chance to use the server. I have had some IPs make 4,000 attempts in one day. Obviously this is done by a program which is running without any supervision. If I didn't block some of these IPs very few of you would ever get on.

My FTP server now has over 1,100 rolls. I try to add 40 rolls per week.

BTW, my internet provider has been down intermittently yesterday and today. Sorry for the problem.

Regards,

John

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 23 Jun 2015 22:33

jccalvin wrote: What has not been mentioned is that it is not unusual for some people to attempt to make more than one concurrent connection. One connection per IP is the rule. This is to allow the greatest number of IPs a chance to use the server. I have had some IPs make 4,000 attempts in one day. Obviously this is done by a program which is running without any supervision. If I didn't block some of these IPs very few of you would ever get on.
There is just no question here that it is thanks to your supervision that the site stays up and prevents abuse like one computer sucking all the bandwith for its exclusive benefit.

I just wanted to share the actual / real speed of download from a normal user standpoint, and also explore ways to increase the availability of material.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Urmel » 25 Jun 2015 09:08

Thanks again for the service!
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

The CRUSADER Project - The Winter Battle 1941/42

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 29 Jun 2015 11:47

By the way, here are 2 empty folders:
T315 R112
T315 R561
(I tried to post comments on the blog, but that does not seem to work: they never ever get displayed).

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 29 Jun 2015 14:22

T-315 R-112 has been fixed. I am still looking for T-315 R-561.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 29 Jun 2015 22:16

T315 R1269 is also an empty folder

T315 R1621, T315 R1654 were mentioned in the very first blog post, but seem missing from the server.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 29 Jun 2015 22:54

1651 was added. 1654 was already there. I don't have 1269 and will have to look for it.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 01 Jul 2015 18:39

T314 R968 is empty too.

T314 R405 includes 1 folder of maps: resolution of the images is too low for this folder to be legible. I suggest you swap these frames for better resolution ones.

T314 R979: although images are slightly heavier than usual, almost none of them is legible at current resolution.
Many of the frames from T314 R980 have the same problem (say 1 out of 5 can be deciphered).

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 31 Aug 2015 22:19

Hi:

FTP Server:
There are now over 1M files on the server.
1,500+ microfilm rolls.
600 OKH documents (pdf).
192 OKW documents (pdf).
A new Russian Section including Russian Front maps, military journals (pdf), and other miscellaneous documents. I just added documents on rifle divisions from 128.RD through 189.RD.
Situation Maps are no longer on the FTP server. They are located on my web site http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com.

New FTP Login:

Host: jccalvin.ddns.net
Login ID: FTP-User-1
Password: SKNVr8du

Regards,

John

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