package download stats?

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Thu Sep 18 15:12:00 GMT 2003


On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 10:56:03AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 04:43:00PM +0200, Lapo Luchini wrote:
>>>As a mere curiosity: would be possible to nkow how many times the
>>>packages are downloaded?  (maybe grepping ftp/http logs)
>>>
>>>OK..  don't listen to me: of course the logs are on the mirrors =P
>>
>>I would love to know the answer to this, though.
>>
>>It would be nice (tm) if setup.exe could record download stats
>>somewhere.  But, then maybe that's a violation of privacy somehow.
>
>FWIW, every setup run makes an http connection to cygwin.com (to get
>the mirror list).  We could also have setup connect *after* the
>download (completely optionally, of course), and report the mirrors
>used plus some statistics (OS, packages downloaded, etc -- nothing more
>revealing than would be in the browser HTTP headers or the cygcheck
>output).  We could have a prominent page asking whether the user allows
>this (yeah, yeah, like we need yet another page in the setup sequence).
>Just a wild idea...

That's kind of what I was thinking.  I could generate a cgi script to
run, if necessary but obviously it would need some kind of
authentication to avoid abuse.  Is there something like this out there
somewhere?

Hmm.  Maybe I should add a counter to the mirrors page.

cgf



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