Re: Accurate user-based log file analysis

Jon Knight (
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 08:16:30 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 18 Jul 1995, Terry Myerson wrote:
> For our geographic analysis, we only use U.S. top-level domains.
> Most U.S. academic sights have their own .edu address. The geographic
> analysis is part of our Domestic Organization Summary, see

Ah right; just as long as we're clear that this isn't going to work in an
international market. And you're going to have to hope that US
University's don't start spreading campuses all over the place under one
domain name or having lots of staff and students telecommute in from all
over the country.

Incidentally, the answers to my little pop quiz are that is
DeMontfort University which is based in Leicester but has sites at Bedford
and Milton Keynes as well, and is the Open University which is
officially based in Milton Keynes but which is in reality spread far and
wide throughout the country (it specialises in part time home study in
collaboration with the BBC).

> Just curious, what is "Dogsbody" ?

Heh, loads of my US correspondants have asked this. Its sort of
equivalent to your concept of an office gopher - a dogsbody gets to do
all the thankless jobs nobody else will do.


Jon Knight, Researcher, Sysop and General Dogsbody, Department of Computer
Studies, Loughborough University of Technology, Leics., ENGLAND. LE11 3TU.
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