Technology Companies Work Together to Create a New Distribution Point for Open Source Software
ISC, Iron Systems, eXchange @ 200 Paul and FreeBSD.org to Provide New Server for FreeBSD Software.
Redwood City, CA -- ISC, Inc. (ISC), Iron Systems, Inc., eXchange @ 200 Paul, and FreeBSD.org have pooled resources to create a new main FreeBSD distribution point. ISC will provide the service to the FreeBSD community. This has become a reality because of generous hardware donations from Intel Corporation and Iron Systems as well as a donation of co-location services from eXchange @ 200 Paul. It is the second of only two servers that handle ftp.freebsd.org traffic and is the only one serving over IPv6.
FreeBSD is used by companies, Internet Service Providers, researchers, and computer professionals all over the world in their work. Full source for the operating system is freely available, and the minimum possible restrictions have been placed upon its use, distribution and incorporation into other work (commercial or non-commercial). This server will also be a mirror of the FreeBSD website (www5.freebsd.org) as well as providing CVSup (cvsup4.freebsd.org) services for the source and ports trees. Also, both web and ftp services are available via IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Bill Wilde, Vice President/CTO, eXchange @ 200 Paul stated, "eXchange @ 200 Paul is pleased to support FreeBSD and the open source community. We have over 35 carriers and IP networks present within our carrier neutral facility, and the availability of these networks will help ISC to keep up with the demand for FreeBSD downloads. Our carrier neutral facility and FreeBSD are complementary as they both are almost free of restrictions on their use."
Paul Vixie, Chairman of ISC commented, "We're a major distribution point for open source software, and this new server is going to make a huge difference in performance and availability for downloaders of FreeBSD. We already host the primary distribution servers for OpenDarwin, NetBSD, XFree86, and the Linux kernel, so adding FreeBSD really makes a lot of sense for us."
"This new server managed by ISC will be powered by an Intel
Billy Bath, CEO of Iron Systems, Inc. added, "By integrating the latest FreeBSD 5.0 technology offering fine-grained kernel SMP (SMPng) on a fast Intel
Murray Stokely, FreeBSD Core Team Member, said, "The recent release of FreeBSD 5.0 has created a lot of interest in our technologies for 64 bit computing. The increased network and server resources being made available to us will provide a robust solution for companies and users seeking to evaluate and deploy FreeBSD."
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