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From Laura Vance <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache web server reference
Date Thu, 29 Apr 2004 15:01:31 GMT
Another interesting note is that when IE 6 (I think that's the version, 
it might have been 5) was released, MS had a server farm with (I've 
heard) 20 to 30 servers with that file available for download.  It was 
an HTTP download, and the demand crashed their entire server farm.  I 
also heard that there was one apache server sitting somewhere that had 
it available for download at the same time, and that server not only 
stayed up, but it set some sort of record for downloads in a 24/hr period.

I've never heard an "official" verification of this report, but it 
sounds reasonable/realistic to me.

Andy Harrison wrote:

>On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 06:48:00 -0400, Sternbergh, Cornell wrote
>Subject: "RE: [users@httpd] Apache web server reference"
>> Is Hotmail running on Apache?  (They'd found that Microsoft O/S/server's
>> couldn't handle the load, and they went to Linux;-)
>False.  Before MS bought them, it was all solaris.  After buying them,
>MS tried to switch it to their o/s.  Obviously it couldn't handle it
>so they switched back.  AFAIK they use their o/s for the front end
>stuff, but the rest is done by solaris.

Laura Vance
Systems Engineer
Winfree Academy Charter Schools, Data-Business Office
1711 W. Irving Blvd. Ste 310
Irving, Tx  75061

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