MIT SIPB Script Services for Athena

What are the names of the various servers? makes use of load balancing across several different servers to handle the enormous number of requests that are served each day. It is very important that you not hardcode the names of the servers into your scripts, because different servers may be in the load balancer pool at any given time.

You can find out the current list of active servers by visiting this URL at any time:

You may also obtain this information via finger:

athena% finger

The section of the finger output that corresponds to balancing of web requests to ports 80, 443, and 444 is the part under the heading:
FWM 2 wlc persistent 600

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