• Subject: Re: Ebay...
  • From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 17:27:26 -0400

Very true.  Although we shouldn't discount the possibility that IIS is
"contributing" to the site's success !   ;-)

I was going to put the URL of the page Netcraft had explaining why the
results you get may not tell the whole story.   I was reading that page a
few days ago, but now I can't locate it.  They appear to have removed the
link to the "explanation" from the page that returns the results.

Ah - I guess this is it, although it looks a little different to what I
read a few days back:

Neil Palmer         DPS Data Processing Services Canada Ltd.
Markham,  Ontario,   Canada    ___________          ___  ~
Phone: (905) 474-4890  x303   |OOOOOOOOOO| ________  o|__||=
Cell.: (416) 565-1682  x303   |__________|_|______|_|______)
Fax:   (905) 474-4898          oo      oo   oo  oo   OOOo=o\
mailto:NeilP@DPSlink.com    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://www.DPSlink.com        AS/400  The Ultimate Business Server

dhandy@isgroup.net (Douglas Handy) on 99-07-15 15:43:31

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Subject:  Re: Ebay...

>                            www.ebay.com is running Microsoft-IIS/3.0
But netcraft only tells you what is being used on the front-end, and
nobody disputes that IIS is being used for it.  However,  IIS is
allegedly passing the DB stuff off to a back-end server, which is
running Oracle.
The DB server is the alleged culprit in all the recent failures.  As
much as it is popular to bash MS, they may not be part of the problem
in this case.
However, this certainly won't help Oracle's efforts to promote
themselves as a reliable DB.  It would be interesting to hear of sites
using the 400 as the DB server and doing the kind of transaction
volume (not site hits) that ebay and some of the online brokers

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