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    Web Server used by www.google.it seems to be GWS/2.1?

    Does anyone knows this server, and if it is open source?

    thanks

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    On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:56:28 +0200, Antonio wrote:
    > Web Server used by www.google.it seems to be GWS/2.1?
    >
    > Does anyone knows this server, and if it is open source?


    Netcraft said this in May:

    With this month's survey, Netcraft has begun tracking Google's custom
    web server software known as GFE (Google Front End), which is currently
    found on 2.7 million hostnames, or 2.3% of all sites. Google customizes
    its web infrastructure, with in-house solutions for software and
    hardware, including energy-efficient servers and power supplies. GFE is
    the server found on Blogger sites at blogspot.com, while Google uses
    GWS (Google Web Server) on some other services, although none with the
    volume of hostnames seen at Blogger.

    The GFE hostnames had previously been grouped under Apache, which sees
    a reduction in sites. As a result, Apache's market share slips by 2.86
    percent to 56 percent, while Windows has a modest gain of 0.36% to 31.5
    percent.

    So I'd guess GWS is Google's customization of Apache. Since they're not
    distributing it, there's no reason to suppose their customizations are
    available.

    Bob T.



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