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A '''mirror site''' is
 
A '''mirror site''' is
   
{{Quote|[a] [[proxy server]] acting as a [[cache]] containing duplicated [[data]] from a central [[database]] so as to facilitate more economic and [[reliable]] [[access]] by local [[user]]s.<ref>[[Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data]], Glossary, at 200.</ref>}}
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{{Quote|[a] [[proxy server]] acting as a [[cache]] containing duplicated [[data]] from a central [[database]] so as to facilitate more economic and [[reliable]] [[access]] by local [[user]]s.<ref>[[Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data]], Glossary, at 201.</ref>}}
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==

Revision as of 06:43, 21 February 2012

Definition

A mirror site is

[a] proxy server acting as a cache containing duplicated data from a central database so as to facilitate more economic and reliable access by local users.[1]

Overview

Mirror sites divert some of the traffic from the original site. It's not unusual to find a dozen or more mirrors of busy ftp sites.

References