Saturday, November 24, 2007

Google's Server Names

Google's Server Names
Here's a list of the Google Servers used by different services as they're returned in the HTTP headers. Not all of them have transparent names and some of them may suggest interesting data (like the ctcserver for the not-yet-existent Google Call service linked from Google's robots.txt). Google Web Server is a modified version of [strike]Apache custom server that runs on Linux.



Server Name
Services

GWS (Google Web Server)
Web Search, Image Search and many other services

GFE/1.3 (Google Front-End)
Gmail, Calendar, Picasa Web Albums, Docs, Blogger, orkut, Reader and many other services

GWS-GRFE/0.50
Groups

bsfe (Blog Search Front-End)
Blog Search

OFE/0.1 (Ocean Front-End)
Book Search, Patent Search, Catalogs (Ocean is Google Book Search's code-name)

SMS search frontend 1.0
Google SMS

Search-History HTTP Server
Web History

Auto-Completion Server
Google Suggest, Firefox/Google Toolbar auto-complete

TrustRank Frontend
Safe Browsing

GCS/1.0
Safe Browsing

SFE/0.8
Finance

FTS (C)1997-2007 Interactive Data Managed Solutions AG
Finance charts

asfe
Base

mediaserver
Base (images)

cffe
Product Search (Froogle)

btfe
Thumbnails: Image Search, Google Video, Youtube

Video Stats Server
Google Video

cachefe:image (Cache Front-End)
Picasa Web photos

staticfe
interface images (Picasa Web)

ctcserver
Google Call ( www.google.com/call )

GoogleChartServer/1.0
used for dynamically-generated charts (e.g.: Google Video's stats)

NFE/1.0 (News Front-End)
News

mfe (Maps Front-End)
Maps

Keyhole Server 2.4
Maps, Earth (imagery)

PSFE/4.0
Alerts

igfe (iGoogle Front-End)
iGoogle

COMINST/1.0
Testing software installation (Pack, Picasa)

TWS/0.9 (Translation Web Server)
Translate
mws (Music Web Server)
Music Search

R2FE/1.0 (Reviews Front-End)
Reviews (Music, Movies)

zfe
Reviews

pfe
Co-op

codesite/5477219
Code

ga-reporting-fe
Analytics reporting

ucfe
Analytics

lpfe
Analytics (www.google-analytics.com/siteopt.js)

Toolbar Gaia User Service Server
Google Toolbar authentication

cafe (Ad Conversion Front-End)
Conversions

AdClickServer
Google test ad server

Google Trends
Google Trends

TFE/0.0 (Transliteration Front-End)
Google Indic Transliteration

Apache
most Labs services