[sword-devel] Download statistics from server

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 14 18:30:34 MST 2008

On Jun 14, 2008, at 6:14 PM, Peter von Kaehne wrote:

> 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.

See /space/backup for older logs. They may be there. When Troy  
upgrades the server, I think he dumps stuff in there for safe keeping.

-- DM

>> 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.

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