Orkut, an ASP.NET Application Using Squid?

In: building online products

5 May 2004

A few minutes ago I was getting an error while trying to logon at Orkut. Ain’t it strange that Login.aspx spits out this:
"Generated Wed, 05 May 2004 21:15:34 GMT by www.orkut.com (squid)"
Squid on NT? Well, actually, yes. But isn’t .NET good enough to handle caching? It gets more tricky because apparently Orkut runs on Linux. This has been discussed in a few places, but I’d like more meat. Is Orkut using Mono? Is there some tiering at work between application logic running on Windows servers and web server/proxy running on Linux (after all Ebay runs Windows frontend servers and a Unix backbone)? Or is the aspx extension a red herring to keep us guessing? I’m out of my league, please enlighten me.
Speaking of Orkut, for some reason it’s big in Brazil (where blogging is popular too) and Japan. Funny to see big countries from Continental Europe being under-represented. But the Californian roots are still quite visible.

1 Response to Orkut, an ASP.NET Application Using Squid?



June 16th, 2004 at 4:39 pm

Well.. Like you I was also amazed. ie when I saw aspx extension.. well i think it is all to disguise.. You kno about apache’s mod_rewrite !! May be all is that .. I have also discussed this at http://www.linuxsolved.com ..

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