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BSD Today: Two terabytes served in a day

Oct 03, 2000, 19:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy C. Reed)

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"According to TeraSolutions, the FreeBSD-powered ftp.freesoftware.com FTP server has surpassed a milestone of two terabytes of files downloaded per day from a single server machine. This milestone was set last week after the simultaneous releases of FreeBSD 4.1.1 and Red Hat Linux 7.0."

"As far as TeraSolutions knows, the previous record was 1.39TB of downloads from ftp.cdrom.com in May 1999. According to the www.freesoftware.com website, the freesoftware.com ftp server hosts the archive of free software collections which were previously hosted on the ftp.cdrom.com server."

"'Since there is no official ranking for most bytes downloaded in a day, we can't say with certainty that we hold the record,' said David Greenman, TeraSolutions co-founder and president. 'However, I am familiar with all of the major FTP archives in the world, and I can say with certainty that no other server even comes close. One of the largest sunsite servers set a .5TB record last week, but that's nothing compared to our 2TB.'"

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