MozillaZine

Alternate Mozilla 0.9.9 Download Locations

Friday March 15th, 2002

Mitchell Baker writes: "Mozilla.org has logged approximately 150,000 downloads of the 0.9.9 Milestone in its first 48 hours on the wire. Interest in 0.9.9 has been so great that we overwhelmed the 100 Mbit full duplex link from ftp.mozilla.org with heavy traffic." Because of this, mozilla.org and Netscape have set up a new set of servers (http, ftp) to handle the load. Also, you can check the mirrors list for servers closer to you.


#17 Re: How do mirror sites work?

by gerbilpower <gerbil@ucdavis.edu>

Sunday March 17th, 2002 10:41 AM

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Mirrors contains copies of the content. Their purpose is to relieve traffic from the official source, so merely "pushing" or "pulling" from the official site does nothing to make the server's bandwidth job easier.

Whether or not the mirrors get the 1.0 release prior to the announcement and how well they are advertised is up to the people of mozilla.org (and Netscape for their resources) making the finishing touches on it.