Australian AltaVista Mirror bugs me...
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 11:18:37 +1000
>>Is it just me, or does anyone else find the Altavista Australian
>>mirror *truly* annoying?
>I totally agree, Rachel.
>I too have switched back to the original site.
As a matter of protest, I avoid the local mirror. I find it slower than
Altavista US, and have trouble understanding why a local mirror would be of
that much benefit. As I understand it, Telstra spend literally days
mirroring gigabytes of data from Altavista in the states.
I shudder to think what this does to the bandwidth across the Pacific - I'm
sure it would add up to many times the bandwidth used by requests to
AltaVista US from Australia...
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