Technet on Apache?



  • I'm not sure I completely believe this, but I went to Microsoft Technet last night and the attached is the response I got.  If true it is nice to see that MS really is embracing the OSS community. :)MS Technet runs on Apache???

     

    MS Technet runs on Apache???



  • I Highly doubt so. The site is built in ASPX .Net. I don;t know of any way to run those on Apache, so I think it's a DNS failure (or somesuch) on your end...



  •  Well it obviously wasn't running on Apache..





  • @steenbergh said:

    I don;t know of any way to run those on Apache
    MONO

    But still, there's gotta be a better explanation than "MS is using Apache with MONO."



  • Isn't that a side effect of putting Akamai in front of your server to cache and load-balance its output?

     



  • @steenbergh said:

    I Highly doubt so. The site is built in ASPX .Net. I don;t know of any way to run those on Apache

    I do.

    Edit: Edit: Aww, btk beet me to it.



  • It redirected me to technet.microsoft.com.



  • Sounds like a poisoned DNS cache to me.



  • @The_Assimilator said:

    Sounds like a poisoned DNS cache to me.

     

    Looks like that to me as well, as it SHOULD have redirected him to technet.microsoft.com.



  • @emurphy said:

    Isn't that a side effect of putting Akamai in front of your server to cache and load-balance its output?

    This is what I figure.  That page is hosted on Akamai (it's a redirect to technet.microsoft.com, as noted above) and they must have had a server failure.  No DNS cache poisoning.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @emurphy said:

    Isn't that a side effect of putting Akamai in front of your server to cache and load-balance its output?

    This is what I figure.  That page is hosted on Akamai (it's a redirect to technet.microsoft.com, as noted above) and they must have had a server failure.  No DNS cache poisoning.

    I had never even HEARD of Akamai before.  So there you go.  My ignorance has once more been revealed.



  •  This isn't news.  Microsoft has hundreds of *nix and Apache servers.  I remember the fanboys nearly wetting their pants when this first became known about a decade ago.



  • @Aaron said:

    This isn't news.  Microsoft has hundreds of *nix and Apache servers.  I remember the fanboys nearly wetting their pants when this first became known about a decade ago.

    But in this case, it's not Microsoft's server.  They are hosting some of their pages on Akamai (Apple does this too, as do many large sites).  The www.microsoft.com domain resolves directly to Akamai, which then uses all kinds of routing trickery to serve the data from the server farm of theirs which is closest to you.  That's not really the same as them using Apache.



  • @Aaron said:

     This isn't news.  Microsoft has hundreds of *nix and Apache servers.  I remember the fanboys nearly wetting their pants when this first became known about a decade ago.

     

    Remember when the Microsoft employee posted the shocking photos of (then) brand-new Mac G5s being delivered to one of the Microsoft buildings?! The blogospherical went so crazy they almost crashed WordPress...

    And of course, hardly anybody pointed out the shocking fact that Microsoft does, in fact, develop software for Macintosh.

    That whole thing was retarded.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Remember when the Microsoft employee posted the shocking photos of (then) brand-new Mac G5s being delivered to one of the Microsoft buildings?! The blogospherical went so crazy they almost crashed WordPress...
    No, but I remember that backstage of the very first Xbox 360 demos at E3, the demos were running on macs.  I'll be fucked if I can find it, but the caption was something like "naughty naughty."  

    See, that proves that mac is superior, because even their competitors use them.



  • @belgariontheking said:

    No, but I remember that backstage of the very first Xbox 360 demos at E3, the demos were running on macs.  I'll be fucked if I can find it, but the caption was something like "naughty naughty."

    The original 360 SDK was for Macs because the 360 used a Power chip, not x86.  The thing is, Microsoft is a software company, not a hardware company.  They were running their own software on the Macs, just using Apple hardware because that was the easiest way to get workstations built on Power chips.   The only expertise of Apple's that Microsoft was taking advantage of was that of keeping alive a moderate-volume niche market for an obscure workstation processor.  Of course, Apple eventually became a failure at this when they switched to x86.



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    Remember when the Microsoft employee posted the shocking photos of (then) brand-new Mac G5s being delivered to one of the Microsoft buildings?! The blogospherical went so crazy they almost crashed WordPress...
    No, but I remember that backstage of the very first Xbox 360 demos at E3, the demos were running on macs.  I'll be fucked if I can find it, but the caption was something like "naughty naughty."  

    See, that proves that mac is superior, because even their competitors use them.

     

    It couldn't possibly be due to the fact that the PPC G5 is virtually identical to the CPU inside the Xbox 360, and the Mac was the cheapest way to get that CPU before the Xbox hardware was ready to be shown.



  • @Aaron said:

     This isn't news.  Microsoft has hundreds of *nix and Apache servers.  I remember the fanboys nearly wetting their pants when this first became known about a decade ago.

    By Microsoft's "hundred's of Apache servers" do you mean the Akamai cache network owned by Akamai Technologies, not Microsoft? I thought so.


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to What the Daily WTF? was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.