Re: usage stats
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To: Nathan Torkington <>
Subject: Re: usage stats 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Mon, 19 Apr 1993 16:15:37 MDT."
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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1993 10:03:06 +0200
>Over the three (or is it four) month period from December '92 to March
>'93, gopher usage increased by 65%.  If you think that sounds
>impressive, wait -- WWW usage increased by 2800%.  Of course, the
>relative operational ages of the systems should be taken into account,
>but it still sounds pretty darn impressive :)

Note one thing however -- I looked at my usage stats the other day and
found they had increased trmendously.  However, close inspection of
the log file showed that around April 3-6 a mail robot at had been active, multiplying my load from an
average twenty to over a thousand requests per day...

Just to show that you need to know what you're measuring...

Interesting hostname, by the way...

--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>