[sword-devel] Download statistics from server

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Sat Jun 14 15:14:28 MST 2008

DM Smith wrote:
> On the crosswire server logs are kept forever. Or at least it seems so.

I think this applies to the webserver, but not to the ftp server. The
oldest ftp related logs I could identify are from begin of this year.

But maybe I missed something.


> I would think that a policy of 2 years should be sufficient. We can  
> probably do a sweep of the logs and store the results in a database.
> With regard to the crosswire server, it is easy to miss measure the  
> number of downloads, because the module is downloaded in parts and  
> only the d/l of the whole is meaningful. If one part is not  
> downloaded, the module is incomplete. This can happen if the user  
> cancels a download.
> Measuring the number of times the conf is hit is not a proper measure.  
> This can happen when the user uses an older app to update the module  
> list (instead of d/l mods.d.tar.gz), when the user looks at info via  
> the module browser or the bible tool.
> I have an updated version of the script that gets the statistics for  
> crosswire.org/sword in a more complete manner. It is still heuristic.  
> I haven't updated it since the server logs changed.
> DM
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