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Old 12-05-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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WTF. Facebook?


http://mirror.facebook.net/

 
Old 12-05-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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LOL! How could Facebook have a download mirror for Linux distros?

On second thought: facebook.net instead of facebook.com.
 
Old 12-05-2010, 06:57 PM   #3
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LOL! How could Facebook have a download mirror for Linux distros?

On second thought: facebook.net instead of facebook.com.
No! I swear it's part of Facebook. Check the links and stuff!

I am seriously WTF right now.

I installed MacPorts and was installing WINE and saw... Facebook. I was like... huh?

 
Old 12-05-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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LOL! How could Facebook have a download mirror for Linux distros?

On second thought: facebook.net instead of facebook.com.
I also just realized trying to change the .net to .com redirects to .net with the mirror prefix.
 
Old 12-05-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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I have noticed that a great many servers have a public area that acts as a mirror for distros. Particularly those sites that aim for a "community". Donating spare disk space to worthwhile causes is a great idea and the upside is that less well-known mirrors may not get so thrashed on release dates.
 
Old 12-05-2010, 08:37 PM   #6
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If you click the "About" link at http://mirror.facebook.net/, there's a lot of stuff that looks like Facebook pimping Facebook.
 
Old 12-05-2010, 08:56 PM   #7
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If you click the "About" link at http://mirror.facebook.net/, there's a lot of stuff that looks like Facebook pimping Facebook.
Uh...

I don't understand the usage of the word 'pimping' in that context. Could you clarify?
 
Old 12-07-2010, 06:05 PM   #8
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I might guess that it's primarily intended for internal and employee use, but they've decided to make it public for simplicity and because the extra server load won't be noticed.
 
Old 12-07-2010, 06:16 PM   #9
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I don't know how accurate the film is, but as I looked the film The Social Network, which is a film about the creation of Facebook, I noticed that Mark Zuckerberg always used Linux on his computers. Maybe he is a fan?
 
Old 12-08-2010, 04:05 AM   #10
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Quoted from http://developers.facebook.com/opensource/ :

We host a public mirror for projects such as Apache, Centos, CPAN, Fedora, GNU, Mozilla, MySQL, and much more...

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Old 12-08-2010, 06:28 AM   #11
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what, no Debian?

fbook themselves run all/majority of their servers on CentOS apparently, according to one of their chief techs ( can't find the interview link anymore...)
 
  


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