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Re: thoughts on LWN "how many Fedora users are there"



On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 19:41 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> > There are 2 advantages.  First, you can control what machines
> > act as mirrors and thus not have to arrange anything with
> > other parties to get access to the logs. 
> 
> How would a separate repository solve the problem? The repo information 
> would still be distributed and we still need to coordinate with the 
> mirrors to get more information.

It should not take many machines to robustly distribute a single
file. Keep all mirrors on machines you already control.

>   Second, it gives
> > the individual user a way to opt out by removing that
> > repository from their list. 
> 
> If we collect the update stats from the mirrors transparently and use 
> other specific procedures as a opt in mechanism, we already have this 
> settled.

How can I keep my information from being collected in logs on
repositories where I actually need the files?  You may claim
you have a way that will keep you from using them, but how
can you prove that to me?

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  Les Mikesell
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