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Old 2004-02-27, 16:31   #5
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Originally Posted by dsouza123
Two, as far as I can tell.
The great majority of clients connect to one of two pools, called Cantab and Fenland. Both are hosted on a server which is physically located at Microsoft Research's Lab in Cambridge, UK.

A small number connect to one of the pools maintained by Wacky in Austin, Texas. There are quite a few of them. One is called Longhorn.

There are (at least) 2 special-purpose pools which hardly anyone sees. For instance, the brave souls running the alpha-test off-line client use the "Offline" pool. Machines on the MSR Cambridge intranet use the MSRC pool. Both I and Microsoft's security team would be rather upset if you could see that pool!

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