What was IIS called prior to its public release as IIS?
A friend was asked this question in a job interview, I'm intrigued as to what the answer is, "what did IIS used to be called prior to its public release?"
I don't know either, but if this interview was with any other company besides Microsoft...I don't think that was an appropriate question.
I'll keep looking, but found this so far:
|The servers started delivering content on Windows NT 3.1 using the European Microsoft Windows Academic Consortium (EMWAC) WWW server software. |
|Around this mid-1995 timeframe, the microsoft.com Web servers were migrated to a pre-release version of Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) because the EMWACS servers were straining to keep up with the burgeoning server loads. |
Found these tidbits here. [microsoft.com]
Can't quite gauge whether EMWACS was IIS, but it's at least relevant to the discussion...
BTW, what job was he interviewing for??
Thanks for the ideas so far, I particularly liked reading thru the tidbits.
The job was an intranet developer for a telecoms co.
I agree the question was a little unfair, but it was intended to see how you coped with a (resonably) unanswerable question, their explanation not mine, interview mumbo-jumbo if you ask me.
I have to say though it is an interesting question, and i would very much like to know the answer - if it was EMWACS I can see why they changed it...
|brotherhood of LAN|
Those interviewers have a whole lotta background stuff goin on in an interview.
The last interview I had could judge if I was successful or not purely on the choice of answer I use in a question (sounds silly) but I guess all they are trying to do is employ someone of the right "mould"
too true though, anyone who asks a "forward thinking MS question" should re-apply for their own job. But pre-mainstream-web times, i doubt there would be a fraction of the IT knowledge there is today, and on that note, alot of people dont know the basics behind the computers of today
<Having fun with dbase 2 and other ancient programs...lots of good insight by working with the old style "bare bones" software and hardware
Still no definitve answer...I posted the qestion to the Microsoft IIS Newsgroup. We'll see if that gets a response.
Darn it...now I can't get the question out of my head. I HAVE to know the answer. Thanks, casualsub!
|brotherhood of LAN|
I dont know how much relevance this has [microsoft.com...]
>>I agree the question was a little unfair, but it was intended to see how you coped with a (resonably) unanswerable question
That doesn't seem like a bad technique. I might use that myself! See if the applicant tries to bs through it, evades the question, or just straightforwardly says "I have no idea..." or what I might consider the best answer, "I have no idea, and I don't care." :)