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been favoured by shared hosting providers, loses. In this context Sun's purchase of Cobalt ranks as an extremely sensible move, though it may become very hard for Cobalt to continue to envangelise the Linux environment with Sun as a parent company. Equifax goes past 1000 SSL sites When Verisign bought Thawte shortly before last Christmas it gained such a dominating position in the SSL certificate market that many wondered whether anyone would attempt to challenge its position, given that it held in excess of 99% of the issued SSL server certificates. Equifax has risen to the challenge, and has adopted a similar strategy to that orginally proven by Thawte, making sure that it is by far the cheapest provider in the market. During the last year it has sold server certificates as cheaply as 5 per site, and our SSL Survey found more than 1000 sites using Equifax certificates this month, giving it around a 1% share. of the internet SSL certificate market. Verisign businesses still hold 98%, however. Dogfood HotMail We were premature with last month's comment to the effect that Windows 2000 had replaced FreeBSD at HotMail. Markus Senoner was first to point out that although www.hotmail.com is indeed running Windows 2000, several of the other HotMail front end servers are still running FreeBSD. amazon.com adopts Linux ... Also last month we pointed out that www.amazon.com was serving a "powered by HP" logo from a Digital Unix machine. This month Amazon has introduced Linux into its load balanced pool. Over the last week, some 43% of requests have been served from Linux. ... but andover.net prefers Solaris One of the most frequently queried hosts of late on our server query form recently has been www.andover.net Andover owns the Linux news site www.slashdot.org and is itself a subsiduary of leading Linux
hardware vendor www.valinux.com so people are often surprised to see it running Solaris. References 1. http://www.netzero.com/ 2. http://www.zeus.com/ 3. http://www.mydomain.com/ 4. http://www.uu.net/ 5. http://www.psi.com/ 6. http://www.exodus.net/ 7. http://www.rackspace.com/ 8. http://www.dn.net/ 9. http://www.interland.net/ 10. http://www.interliant.net/ 11. http://www.dialtoneinternet.net/ 12. http://www.crystaltech.com/ 13. http://www.dellhost.com/ 14. http://search.ft.com/search/multi/globalarchive.jsp?docId=000918006520&query=netcraft&resultsShown=20&resultsToRequest=100 15. https://order.dellhost.com/order.htm 16. http://www.cobalt.com/ 17. http://www.verisign.com/ 18. http://www.thawte.com/ 19. http://www.equifax.com/ 20. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.hotmail.com 21. http://www.netcraft.com/?restriction=site+ends+with&host=hotmail.com&lookup=Wait..&position=limited 22. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.amazon.com 23. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.andover.net 24. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.slashdot.org 25. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.valinux.com
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