SWITCHmirror started its operational service on Wednesday 24 March 2004. It replaced the former Swiss SunSITE server, which had been a collaborative effort of cnlab, Sun Microsystems (Schweiz) AG and SWITCH.

The service was discontinued in November 2018. To assure continued software updates for systems configured with SWITCHmirror as package source, a server with a small subset of the former mirrors is available under the old hostname, mirror.switch.ch. It runs on a SWITCHengines VM in the LS (Lausanne) region.

The server supports HTTP over both IPv4 and IPv6.

We use the Apache HTTP server to serve the files.

The disks and the server in the rack