Y! Server Software: 1996-1998
• FreeBSD 2.1 and 2.2
• Apache 1.1
• Lots of home-grown software
– free stuff wouldn’t scale, immature
• yScript1 page Dynamic content
– similar to Apache SSI
– HTML + ads + personalization
– content via include & DBM files
• advertisements client/server
• UDB (user data base)
– NFS-mounted flat files
My Yahoo!
Yahoo! Finance
Yahoo! News
Dynamic Content
Personalization