canadian mirror

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Feb 28 17:35:01 GMT 2003

At 17:20 28/02/2003, you wrote:
>Connectivity from where I am is just perfect, which is why I was making
>the offer
>You mentioned on-list that you might convert to a commercial
>hosting(dedicated server) for and .biz.  Have you found
>your host?

I am leaving where it is (certainly for now, it might get
moved eventually). There are political reasons for leaving it on our main
dept web server as it gets the dept some subtle advertising and obviously
associates MailScanner with our dept, which the management like (and I am
quite happy about too).

I have already taken up a generous offer for the hosting of the domain and have it up and running. There's not much there
yet (noticeably lacking a price list, for example :-) and it probably won't
become much bigger than it is now. Thanks to Joe Quinn at for this!

And of course thanks are also due here to the folks at for
kindly giving me the domain in the first place!

>--On February 28, 2003 17:14 +0000 Julian Field
><mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:
>>At 16:59 28/02/2003, you wrote:
>>>I was thinking of contributing a Canadian mirror for my North American
>>>colleagues.  The server I have in mind is located in a very nice spot for
>>>connectivity, etc...
>>>How would I get to mirror the contents? Any suggestions? rsync servers?
>>I would personally prefer not to have a mirror site. It's a very generous
>>offer, but it makes it much harder for me to work out all the site
>>statistics (number of unique sites visiting both servers, for example). It
>>is currently connected to a network which has a 20Gb core with 1Gb
>>trans-atlantic bandwidth. The slowest piece of the entire net is the
>>100BaseT connection from the server to the switch, everything after that
>>is >= 1Gb.
>>Is connectivity from Canada really bad?
>>I'm very grateful for the offer though :-)

Julian Field
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