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Re: Netscape MAE colocation?

  • From: Avi Freedman
  • Date: Wed Jan 15 10:50:34 1997

BTW: I did not mean to imply that the machines were directly connected to the 
     FDDI/ethernet switched fabric.  I really wasn't looking at their backs; 
     I tend to get somewhat distraced by lots of Criscos when at major XPs.

Avi

> Hi,
> 
> Stephen Balbach wrote:
> 
> > And Netscape has some mighty big SGI's promintently displayed as 
> > you walk in. 
> 
> Netscape's web servers?  Interesting, does Netscape now host their
> gigahit-per-day web servers outside the West Coast (in-house or
> at ISI.NET?)  I was wondering if Netscape now "redirects" web browsers
> to their "nearest" server?  This would be cool if it would set a precedent;
> hopefully they and other high-volume providers would set up mirrors
> *outside* the US so that folks wouldn't spend their bandwidth pulling their
> (uncacheable) pages in.
> 
> If Netscape is indeed doing this, do HTTP traffic analysis and the business
> case show that selecting different locations for web servers is 
> "worth it"?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> miguel a.l. paraz  <map@iphil.net>              |  pgp key id: 0x43F0D011

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