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FREAKING good program dude.
As a die-hard Xitami user since 1995, I can say that I've never been disapointed by it's performances or features. Xitami has proven to be THE best webserver for windows NT because of it's flexibility, simplicity and ease-of-use... It's well worth the try. Thanks!
-- Vincent Rioux, CTech.ca administrator
All of the hard workers there at iMatix have created a wonderful program
in Xitami! It's so easy to set up and use, I couldn't believe it! The
amount of configuration possible is amazing! And it's free! Who could
want anything more?
I use it as a personal server for testing CGI scripts and web sites
before posting them to the Internet. I refused to pay for a server when
I knew how the Internet community was! So after some searching, and
trying a few different servers, some free, some shareware, I stumbled
across Xitami. Am I glad I kept searching! Keep up the good work!
-- Lonnie Ezell
Your web server is incredible. It is small, fast, and feature packed!
The integrated FTP server blows the socks off any competition. Keep up
the great work!
-- John Vitullo
Unbelievable. I ran Micro$oft's 'Personal Web Server' for the longest time.
I had always had problems, but it was free and relatively easy to install.
I just searched on www.winfiles.com for a web server app and yours was
displayed. I tried it out and it's now replaced MSPWS!! What an excellent
product. How you can offer it for free is beyond me.
-- Stephen Wahr
Thank you for wonderful free product. We are starting our small company
intranet and have come to choose Xitami after having tested Apache, Netscape
and MS. We use Xitami on NT with PHP 3 and Sybase SQL Anywhere, and also
consider a project with LRWP + Python, and moving it all to Linux. I had no
problems installing and learning Xitami, performance is great, configuration
is one of the simplest. Good luck, and once more thank you.
-- Igor Yakushevski, Activision Ltd., Moscow, Russia.
Just to let you know Xitami is performing flawlessly serving a site that an
hour after its inception is receiving 25 to 30 raw hits [including image
loads, etc] per second! This site is
The Dr. Laura site.
Thanks for a great free product!
Wow. It's been years since I've seen a product that even registers on the
Wow Scale. (Jaded? Me?) But the Xitami Web server is just plain
astonishing... I'm impressed. 618 K; it's free; it's fast; and in about 20
minutes, I've gone from no server to Web server -- with enough time left
over to wander around and say "Wow" more times than an alpha-geek wannabe
would ordinarily admit to. Bill Gates, eat your heart out.
-- The October '98 issue of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Management magazine.
hi, i just wanted to let you guys know that your products are really
outstanding.. i very rarely feel compelled to write anyone and
compliment them, but i can't help it.. i've only been using the Xitami
web server a few weeks, but it's the best i've seen so far.. i haven't
been able to really get too involved with your other products yet, but
i'm anxious to. thanks again,
Many thanks for the incredible Xitami server! I use the NT Service version
on a 486/100mHz/48mbRAM machine with NT 4.0 and I couldn't be happier! To me
performance is the most important aspect of a web server. Xitami not only
fills that criteria, it is incredibly easy to install too. And on top of all
that, it's free! Thanks again!
-- Christian Seger
What I like most about Xitami is that it's easy to handle. Nothing outside
Xitami's directory, no "setup is updating your system" (which scares the
hell out of me each time). Amazing! No DLLs in the 'system32'-directory, and
no registering of OLE components. No need to reboot after installing! I've
got the strong impression that I can rely on the fact that it will never
crash my computer or prevent me from running other applications, as opposed
to certain other products of vendors that shall remain nameless. Actually
I've got the suspicion you've never used the MFC wizard :-) This is quite
surprising nowadays, and I encourage you to keep it that way. Thanks again
for your great product.
-- Bernd Luevelsmeyer
I would like to thank you for Xitami - it's both the smallest and fastest
web server I've looked at. It runs flawlessly on our OS/2 server and was the
easiest server install I've done. In a few days, it will be one of the
primary web servers in our company.
-- Brad Benson
I'm just a typical computer technician who works magic on ill mannered
computers. And I happen to delve into web page designing during my off time
at home. We have a lot of documentation that was just put into electronic
form, and I thought about publishing it on our internal network, but in
order to take full advantage of a web based system, I needed a Web Server
product for my web pages I publish on our network. So I did my hunt for web
servers, and found your unbeatable, and outstanding web server product
"Xitami". I personally have to say it RULES! Plus you can't beat the price
of FREE. I've looked at other products some ranging around $100 - $300, but
this product kicks all the competition butts. And I just love the
"ready-to-run-outta-the-box" feature. The only other thing I had to do was
drag-n-drop my CGI scripts into an appropriate folder i created for them,
and change the CGI location in the HTML files. So I have to say, YOU guys
outdone yourselves on this product. Congrats to you, and everyone that made
this product a WINNER! Keep up the good work.
-- Marvin L. Tomson
I just downloaded a copy of your Xitami Server software. Withing minutes,
I had it up and running, and everything is going great. Thank you very
much for offering this excellent piece of software.
-- Tom Hill
Hi! I'd like to become known to the world (and you...) as a happy user of
Xitami. It's cool. I like it. It's faster and more convenient than anything
I've seen before serving the web. period. Go on making cool stuff. Greetings
from Hamburg, Germany.
-- Christian Schmidt
Thanks for producing an outstanding product and making it available as
freeware. I now run a small web server running for my department within an
educational institution in South Africa. The server has performed
-- Nic Thorne
I first used Xitami for the evaluation of my company's web site. They loved
it. Sadly they had already purchased a virtual domain, and the site was
moved there. We still use Xitami for all of our internal web services, and
technical support department. With a free account from Monolith we are able
to keep our service department available to the public 24 hours a day. I
loved the stability of Xitami so much that I installed it on one of my
network win95 boxes at home. It now runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and
hasn't had an error yet. This program beat out the NT4.0 IIS server that I
ran for a short time. I still use another 3rd party ftp server, but only
because I have everything already set up there. Thanks for creating such a
great product. After years of "bumming" lines of code from my own programs
and scripts, I could never top this incredible program, and all its
functions with the small footprint that it has. WOW!
-- EKSTREAM Designs
I'd like to thank you and the whole iMatix crew for all the wonderful work
you have been doing. I LOVE Xitami and I love that you take the time to
reply to users of the mailing list (very detailed and timely -- thanks
again). I'm a college student right now and current can't afford Xitami Pro,
but I'm looking forward to supporting you guys after I graduate. I have alot
of faith in Xitami, and it's always a great pleasure to hear others say
"This program kicks! I'm uninstalling Apache and installing this on my linux
box". I look forward to showing more people your great product. It's the
easiest and fastest webserver I have used in both Windows 95 and Linux.
You guys are the greatest, and I can't thank you enough.
I just wanted to tell you that your product is GREAT! I'm a teacher who
uses the 'Net as a repository for course notes, news briefs, and other
sources of info on career counseling information systems. I had to install
a quick and dirty solution on our intranet for my own needs, and your
product performed even better than what I expected (which was a lot, BTW!).
Lastly, performance is truly awesome, even on a low-end Pentium system with
Win95 connected to a Netware 4.x server. I had 60 students tonight work
together and the server worked A-1! Keep up the good work!
-- Marc Couture
Xitami is an excellent program! I've been using it for over a year now
(sorry for the late registration!) and I am quite satisfied. Xitami is, by
far, the best webserver available for Windows 9x, and it stacks up very well
against others available for Unix and NT. And it's free! You guys must be
some kind of saints.
-- Josh Hinman
Great Job Team! I used to use IIS4 on my PII NT Server, not any more.
I think the thing that sold me, apart from the speed, was the filter
support. All of my web apps require serious code somewhere and I was
looking for a 'cleaner' web server than IIS which supported that.
I gave up on ASP a while back and now I've chucked IIS as well. I'm not
anti-microsoft or anti-IIS, I just think Xitami is much better.
Faster, Easier to Configure, More *Understandable* Docs .. why go back??
Thanks for a great product. !
-- Brendon Sly
WOW!!!!! This is awesome! I have MS personal web server but never use it
because it's kind of a pain to keep going without any challenges. Xitami is
an outstanding program because all I needed to do was run the win32.exe file
and instantly I had my own web server online! It blew me away when I ran
MSIE to see if I could really connect to my new Xitami web server. It was
really online just by running the .exe file! No set ups, no hassles. Just
I've no idea why you folks have released such an awesome program for free, but I'm glad you did! Because until now I've been using a business host which requires that I put their banners on each html page or pay $$$ monthly in order to use their services. Not that I mind reciprocating but their banner ads cripple all of my cgi scripts which include framesets :( Now for me, I can avoid that frustration as well as avoid the high cost of renting a primary server just to run a few cgi scripts.
Thank you very very much!
-- Andre' Bell
Using Xitami to build my company's intranet was a breeze. It took only
a few moments and our web server was running smoothly (FTP too!). Thanks
-- Bradley Ronald Lindquist
I'm still trying to figure out if I'm dreaming. Xitami is everything it
promises to be. And free?!?!?! That's the icing on the cake! This thing
couldn't be easier to use. Within minutes of installing it, I was
viewing the help and admin stuff from my browser on a different machine.
I copied over a site of mine, and it worked flawlessly. I was impressed
that you already had RealAudio in the MIME config, as I use it on my
site. In another few minutes I was using FTP. WOW!
Oh... and just FYI, I'm running Xitami on a 396-40 with 20MB of RAM
under Win95. True, it's an antique by today's standards, but it was
something I cobbled together. The fact that Xitami runs so well on it is
a real credit to you.
Just converted to using Xitami for OS/2 from Goserve. It only took about
30mins or so to get my website fully functional again (setting up aliases
etc.). It was a breeze to install, I was surprised how intuitive it was.
Without any docs and looking up some config files, I was quickly able to
grasp how Xitami works and get it up and running. Not only that, it is
really FAST! It was also efficient in it's use of CPU resources.
To test it out I had several users browse the pages with each of them also
streaming an MP3 file at 128k per second through our campus network. Only the
hard drive whirring and a few microscopic peaks on the CPU meter were
indicators that there were several people connected. I look forward to finding
out more about its features.
-- Khairil Yusof
I have been using Xitami on my PII233 box w/ 64 MB for a month. Since I don't
receive a large number of hits at the moment, I couldn't find opportunity to
test its limits. However Xitami's easy and high configurability really impressed
me. Xitami support a lot of useful features, which most of the commercial server
software cannot handle efficiently. SMALL + FAST + EASY + POWERFUL + ... =>
EXCELLENT!!! Thanks a lot for this great product.
-- Ali Gurhan Gur
I've tried a few of the other httpd's and you guys really do have the best,
it's powerful, highly configurable yet simple to use. Thanks for making a
-- John Yarborough
I absolutely have to say this - Xitami is GREAT!!! I have a record of 68
connections at one time, serving over 10,000 unique hosts that day serving
over 1 gig of data, all on my 5-year old 486DX4-100 with 48meg RAM.
-- Chew Peng Ee
Thank you for such an amzing program! I've tried numerous web server
programs and this is the ONLY one that does what it says. Setup couldn't
have been more simple. I was up and running in no time! The program is
easy to configure and very straightforward. Again, thank you.
-- Daniel Franklin
WONDERFUL web server. I am a webmaster at work and I run it on my P166 on
our intranet. My boss can watch me work "hot" on the current site. My
computer can't support the whole company...but I can show the site to anyone
on our hundreds of servers (handy for getting the site approved). I also use
it personally everytime I log into the internet
(http://www.west.net/~mjburns/upload.htm) and if the Unix version will work
on a Linux box, we are going to use it for The Santa Barbara PC Users Group
site when we can afford a full time connect. Best wishes, and thank you
very very much.
-- Mike Burns
Hi - I've been trying out the various freeware servers for Win95 for some
time now, and I keep coming back to Xitami. I've just recommended it to my
third-year students as their best bet in a development web server.. I just
deleted the Microsoft PWS - great server, ASP is cool, but it ate my laptop
whole and has no authentication ability on Win95. Xitami takes no noticeable
resources and it's just so fast. Unlike Sambar, getting Python CGIs to run
was a snap. I really like the way you point CGI scripts at the executable as
on Unix, because it means I can run both the ActiveState and the regular
versions of Perl when I need to. Cheers on a great product.
-- Julian Melville
I've been looking for a web server for quite some time and I ran across
many of which were bloated and did not do as advertised. Then while
keeping my hopes up that something was out there that would work I came
across Xitami. I thought to myself only a couple 100Ks for a web
server?!? Could not possibly work!! Yet I decided to download it and
give it a try. I must say that I'm glad that I did. I run it on a P133
Win95 machine with a mere 28.8 connection and it easily handles 10-20,
possibly more due to no serious load testing, visitors simultaneously!!
Thank you for making such a great product that is affordable and easy to
-- Christopher Patricca
Kudos on an excellent product. For our discussion board program, Discus, we
are now recommending Xitami as our #1 choice for a freeware web server on
Windows 95. Among other products we reviewed (OmniHTTPd, Microsoft PWS,
Apache, Sambar, Fnord, ...), your server was equally easy to set up and a
breeze to configure, but it stood out above the rest in terms of
attractiveness while running (a task tray icon and administrator
functionality that actually work!), speed (especially CGIs), and CGI
setup/perl association. We are pleased to endorse your server with our
customers -- and we have noticed that several of our customers have
installed your product and our discussion board software and are now happily
-- Kevin W. Paulisse, creator of Discus discussion board software
Your webserver is excellent. Nice range of features and you can't beat the
price :) I'm very impressed by it. It's *definitely* the web server for
users of Windows 95.
-- Wayne Smith CNE/MCSE
I downloaded and tested your little server - terrific! I'm trying to learn
CGI/perl, and I'm using the server locally to test scripts. Xitami is the
first server app I've tried that didn't reduce me to tears of frustration
within 15 minutes of installation! What a relief....
-- Craig Rothfuss
This is the coolest thing there ever has been. This product is so
clean, so small, and so packed full of features, it's hard to comprehend
how it's free. You guys rule! Thanks for making such an incredible
product for the masses.
-- Devin Akin
I have been using your server software since October of 1997 and
have had zero problems with it. It istalled without a hitch and runs
without my attention during holidays that last a week at a time.
Microsoft Webserver has nothing on you guys. Thank you for providing
such a nice product for free.
-- James Miller
Great, great product.. will use it for all my web hosting needs :) love the
interface, the simple administration, and just the overallness of it being
free (is overallness a word??)! hehehe.. well.. thanks for making a good
-- Andrew Gildehaus
I could not believe how easy this was to setup and run! I almost didn't
download the program, because I figured that anything this complicated
couldn't possibly work! I am sure glad I did!
-- John Kennedy
I have used Xitami in the past (2.0e), and am about to run the latest
(2.2b). I must say, after running MS Personal Web Server 1.0a & 4.0, MS
IIS 2.0 - 4.0, O'Reilly WebSite 1.1e, and Apache (latest Linux version),
I have found that Xitami outperforms all of them. I do regret that it
doesn't have FrontPage Server Extensions, but hopefully soon that will
change. For the FTP Server since 2.0e, I didn't quite like the limited
configurability of it, but it is a good shot for combining both HTTPD
and FTPD in one power-packed package!
One thing I would like to see is for GUI-based users, is to have a GUI Configurator, not Web-Based, but a graphical front-end, much like O'Reilly WebSite has.
-- Eric Renfro, CyberNet Technologies / Fae Designs, CNT System Administrator, http://cybernet.dyn.ml.org:81/
I'd like to write about your product, Xitami webserver. It is excellent.
Fast speed performance and multiplatform. I run a Windows 95 p233 box and
Linux 2.0.30 p200 box. Both run Xitami. I used to use my Windows 95 system a
lot as a webserver and Xitami was useful. It did not lag up my sys, I could
do whatever I want while it was running. CGI is excellent. I like that the
server is freeware. You have saved my life with your product. Also Xitami is
very much built like another exelent but less comfortable server Apache. It
can fetch pages at speeds higher then the normal internet connection. I love
your product. Keep up with such work!
-- Alex Feinberg
We have been using Xitami for about a year and it has performed flawlessly.
The upgrades you have made during the past year are impressive. Keep up the
-- Steve Utterback, Meramec Valley Software
I would like to say that it is my opinion that your Xitami
Web/FTP server is, by far, the best server I have used. It surpasses
both larger Unix servers, and Microsoft Personal Web Server for Win95,
and you may quote me on that.
-- Melvin Mathew Meadlin II
After trying out another free web server, I was almost convinced that there
couldn't be a good free web server, and was about to switch back to IIS when
I came across Xitami. To put it simply - within about 5 minutes I had
installed Xitami, told it what I wanted it to do, and it went about doing it
(darned well I might add!). Congratulations on making such a fine piece of
software, and thanks for making it so affordable!
-- Roger Dunk, Arcadia Technology
I have used Xitami as my web server of choice for about 3 months now.
I removed Front Page 97 after I watched it (xitami) run for about 2 mins!
Effortless install and superb reliability! Thanks for all the hard work you
guys have put in on this piece of super software!
-- Todd Peterson
I have been running your software for over a month now, in that
month the total hits for the sites on the server are well over
100,000, the machine has it's own T-1 connection and has no problem
keeping up. I have not had one problem with the software, and I love
how easy it is to setup a virtual host! great job!
-- Clint Anderson
This is great web server, easy to config, run and maintain. And most of
all: it's free. I really like its DNS-based virtual hosting feature,
-- Victor Fuentes
I've just installed on an NT 4.0 server and initial reactions are WOW!!!
Clean, easy installation process; intuitive, simple configuration and
apparent (yet to be load tested) super performance on a P133 NT system.
-- Maxwell Moon
Xitami is REALLY fast and REALLY small! I'm running it on a Pentium 90
w/32 MB RAM (that's already overloaded) and it s c r e a m s !!!!
I had to stop running O'Reilly's web server due to lack of resources.
Thanks for making a great, and fast, product and even more for making it
FREE! I have taken the liberty of giving you credit, and added a link,
at the bottom of my web site (22.214.171.124). I hope you don't mind.
-- Darryl Taylor, MIS Director, Fournier Furniture, Inc. St. Paul, VA
Hey there iMatix folks,
I was starting to think my 200mhz Pentium Pro was over the hill(ish), but heck if all my software was as perky as Xitami my machine could last for ever. I have to applaud you for your dedication to the goal of small, fast, and clean software. In the day an age of 100mb office suites your attitude shines. Great motto.
-- Steve McKay
Please put a price tag on this product. You certainly would have a
right to do so... Okay, I 'll keep my nose out of your business.
Idiot proof (believe me, I'm living proof) , no intricate maneuverings
and system modifications. Just as advertised ... out of the box and on
to the net. Thanks,
-- Mike Maguire
I must say you have done it again with Xitami 2.0e. Extremely stable,
easy to use and set up. (even better with the web-based admin...) With
this, you can kick Microsoft's Internet Information Server's rear any
day of the week! I should know...I tried IIS for about 30 seconds...and
then switched BACK to Xitami!
-- Michael J. Gollihue
It is simply the best free web server I've seen.
-- Rick Funderburg
This is the best "out-of-the-box" solution I have encountered for web
server software. I use it with my 28.8 dial-up account and have great
success with it. I also use it at work and have found it to be great on
a LAN also. Keep up the good work and thank you for all the hours of
programming that you have spent in making such a wonderful piece of
-- Matthew J. Augustine
I tried ALL the freeware and shareware and demos of servers for Win95.
This is for certain the easiest to use - can run it "straight out of the
box" or you may make it highly configureable - or anything in between.
Now includes FTP also, and it too can be run as is or tweaked. They do
answer Email - and fast.
Well this is a pretty good server! It was really easy to set up, and
worked the first time I tried it. Great stuff!
-- Elliott Potter
iMatix: Can I quote you on the web site?
Elliott: Sure. After fiddling with it, I'm even happier with it!
Thanks a bunch for writing such excellent free software, Xitami is the
fastest web server I have seen yet, very efficient and clean. I run it
locally, in order to test my CGI programs, and it is SMOOTH!
I am really impressed with your Xitami Webserver. It's fast, stable and
doesn't require lots of CPU overhead to run.
-- Aaron Cake http://www.execulink.com/~cake/aaronsserver.htm
This is certainly the best Windows server I've encountered, and as
an ISP, I'm seriously considering using this server to replace the current
IIS 3.0 system after more tests have been done to ensure stability and
responsiveness - all of which it's passed so far :)
-- Martyn B. Drake
Just wanted to drop you folks a line about your WebServer.
We are a new Internet presence provider setting up on the Net for the
first time. We tried every version of "free" server out there, and a few
commercial ones. Your software is the fastest, easiest server we have
found! Thanks for a great product! So far it has worked flawlessly on
our our win95 based, 133Mhz, 64mb Ram, server machine. We will soon be
migrating to NT server, but have already decided to run Xitami Server.
I just installed v1.3b tonite and was amazed at how well it worked!
Great stuff guys!
-- Tim Pearcy
Thank you for such a great web server. It is the smallest, fastest, and
most covenient web server I've used so far.
-- Oleg Rekutin
My company is putting together a web demo that is being developed on
Unix, but need to run under WNT/W95 as well. I got the chore of sorting
out the differences. Our developers develop around Apache 1.2. I chose
Xitami as our W95/NT server mainly because of its small footprint.
Xitami, perl 5.003 for W95/NT, and all our pages can fit on one floppy
-- Jeffrey Collyer
I recently tried Xitami 1.2b, and really liked it a lot better than my
current server (Fnord)--especially the speed and the format of the log
file. Congratulations on a very nice product!
-- Jerry Palsson
I happened across your website while browsing the No-nags repository
for a web server. I not only found exactly what I was looking for
with Xitami, but I was blown away to the point of inspiration by all
the outstanding offerings on your site... and all of it with the
source code included!!! The elegance of your designs makes the
mystique of portability seem trival... and cross platform design is
an art that sometimes seems completely lost to many of the software
development houses churning out "Windows only" apps these days.
I'm looking forward to exploring your libero tool as it focuses well
needed attention on the DESIGN phase that so many SW engineers blow
through all too quickly... myself included!
Thanks again for your generous contributions... they, and the
talented people behind them such as yourself are greatly appreciated
and make the internet world a lot brighter and more productive place!
This is an excellent program and better than any other server I've found!
-- Michael Cooper
I just wanted to complement you. With every newsletter that comes out,
and every update that comes out, I'm always amazed. Seldom is an
excellent product built for free, and is as loved, cared for, and
maintained as well as Xitami. I prefer its use over any other shareware
or freeware server, and I've yet to find a commercial system with enough
advantages to draw me to it instead. Congradulations on a most
excellent product, and I hope it continues to be as good as ever!
-- Aaron N. Tubbs
Looks like a nice job you did on the server. And, I can definitely say
that you are the fastest tech-support I've seen for webservers. I'm on
week 3 of a tech support issue with another webserver company.
-- Robert C. Robinson
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for offering Xitami web
server, especially for free! It is an excellent product. I have spent
the last 2 weeks researching web servers for Windows NT 4.0 for my
company. Our primary concern is speed. My own in-house tests showed
Xitami to be MUCH faster than other web servers, especially the NT
Service version. Xitami was setup on a Pentium 166MHz, 64MB RAM & Windows
NT 4.0. The internet connection being a T1, but also accessible from our
100MB intranet. With Xitami also serving via the T1, it maintained approx.
790 kb/sec. rate to my workstation over the 100MB intranet. Comparatively,
OmniHTTPd maintained around 400 kb/sec. and W4 Server around 370 kb/sec
rates. All tests were done using a 50MB file. The only difference is that
Xitami was *ALSO* serving the T1 connection at the same time, the other
programs were not! Amazing... to say the least. Anyway, I've made my
-- Craig VanGordon
I really love your webserver. It is small and powerful.
-- Ben van Aarssen
I think this is great. I tried to break this but could not. The speed is
fabulous. It is much better than any other webserver, including ISAPI and
NSAPI. Thanks Pieter and all those who are in your team or helping you.
This is a killer product and needs lots of visibility.
-- Mohammed Aziz, NetDynamics Inc. http://www.netdynamics.com
I've been looking for a web server for a while which runs the same
config under Windows & OS/2 as on my unix boxes. This is primarily to
use my laptop to demo stuff created on the unix boxes. The problem was
that nothing quite supported virtual hosts, seamless CGI, and was easy
and solid. Xitami is all of these and has saved me considerable time
-- Bruce M. Walter
After trying on my Windows95 PC many server programs, plagued with GPF's,
bugs, incompatiblities, and other "undescribeable" configuration problems, I
came upon your site. Thanks for a great product!, and most of all (Sorry, I
have to scream this so everybody can hear it)
THANKS FOR A PRODUCT THAT DOES WHAT IT SAYS!! (with no ifs)
-- Ignacio Bustamante
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