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Wikipedia?

Added by Anonymous about 11 years ago. Updated about 11 years ago.

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Hello. I was wondering about something;

On your front page, you claim that Wikipedia runs on lighttpd. Yet, Wikimedia information pages state no such thing. Even more, that page (namely http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Servers) clearly states that all content is compiled by Apache servers and cached & delivered by Squids.

Could you clarify on that?

Thank you.

-- Flo Sidler

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#1

Updated by nitrox about 11 years ago

curl -I upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/b/bc/Wiki.png

HTTP/1.0 200 OK

Content-Type: image/png

ETag: "6328830078231585647"

Accept-Ranges: bytes

Last-Modified: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:31:37 GMT

Content-Length: 15379

Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 16:23:47 GMT

Server: lighttpd/1.4.13

X-Cache: MISS from sq11.wikimedia.org

X-Cache-Lookup: HIT from sq11.wikimedia.org:3128

X-Cache: HIT from knsq19.knams.wikimedia.org

X-Cache-Lookup: HIT from knsq19.knams.wikimedia.org:3128

Age: 32

X-Cache: HIT from knsq13.knams.wikimedia.org

X-Cache-Lookup: HIT from knsq13.knams.wikimedia.org:80

Via: 1.0 sq11.wikimedia.org:3128 (squid/2.6.STABLE21), 1.0 knsq19.knams.wikimedia.org:3128 (squid/2.6.STABLE21), 1.0 knsq13.knams.wikimedia.org:80 (squid/2.6.STABLE21)

Connection: close

Sure some informations might be old, and they might have changed their setup, but atm. they are still using it for mostly static contents like pictures and stuff.

#2

Updated by Anonymous about 11 years ago

It would seem that solely the server hosting images uses lighttpd. Supporting this is this http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Wikimedia_Servers.svg graphic.

Isn't it a little deceptive to state lighttpd on its front page as it is now? It misleads readers into believing Wikipedia runs lighttpd as its primary HTTPd.

-- Flo Sidler

#3

Updated by Anonymous about 11 years ago

As a regular user, I think the phrase "lighttpd powers several popular Web 2.0 sites like YouTube, wikipedia and meebo" is neither deceptive or inaccurate. To me, the term "powers" means it's used by, I never read it as something exclusive, as "Wikipedia runs on lighttpd". It's nearly impossible (not to mention confusing) to list each of those site's software stack, eg: "lighttpd powers several popular Web 2.0 sites like YouTube (along X, Y and Z), wikipedia (along Apache, Squid, Big-IP) and meebo (along X, Y and Z)"

In fact, on the same page, you can read a more detailed description of YouTube's and Wikipedia's usage of lighty, describing the "typical scenario" as "using lighttpd as off-load server to push out static content and leave to complex work to another server".

#4

Updated by stbuehler about 11 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed
  • Resolution set to invalid

I have nothing to add :)

#5

Updated by Anonymous about 11 years ago

I still think it's misleading as it boasts lighttpd's prestige more than it should (not that it does not deserve it, but not from a vaguely true statement such as this).

But be that as it may, ..

#6

Updated by stbuehler about 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Fixed to Invalid

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