Re: usage stats

Eelco van Asperen <>
From: Eelco van Asperen <>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 93 09:58:55 +0200
Message-id: <>
Subject: Re: usage stats
> First, it is better if you have a tool to generate a map to run it n
> times locally on n hosts and then send those results out to be merged
> together.  The archie equivalent of this is the "ls-lR.Z" file you see
> in FTP sites.

Yes, this is far better if updated regularly.

> Second if you do this well it will be popular and perhaps so popular
> that your server will explode from overuse.
Perhaps some code could be added to the http daemon to return an error
message when the system load or number of sessions exceeds a certain,
configurable limit ? Sendmail has a similar facility. 

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