Gotta start somewhere ... how many of us are really out there?
freebsd at hub.org
Tue Aug 1 14:57:27 UTC 2006
On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> Generating a unique anonymous key is easy, proving why we need it is not.
If you want to make accurate #s, you need to make sure that a host doesn't
send in multiple reports, which means you need a unique key for each host
... IP doesn't work, since NAT'd networks would all use the same IP ...
even non-NAT'd networks would have the risk of being on dynamic IPs, so
that again doesn't work ...
> (20 + 32) bytes * (10^7) = 495.910645 megabytes. The FreeBSD team would
> need a 6.6Mbit/s uplink to handle peak load assuming 50% of the hosts
> are set to UTC/GMT time and all trigger within 5 minutes of each
> other.... I'm not going to pay for that connection.
First question is ... what is 10^7? # of reporting hosts? Where are you
getting that # from? Second, that is assuming *all* FreeBSD servers
But, I'll say this right now ... *if* something like this could be
implemented to give us accurate #s, I *would* be willing to absorb the
bandwidth you are talking about to see it happen ...
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