BSDstats: May Statistics - 23 998 Hosts Reported In
Marc G. Fournier
freebsd at hub.org
Sun Jun 8 13:44:38 UTC 2008
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- --On Friday, June 06, 2008 08:56:01 +0200 Julian Stacey <jhs at berklix.org>
>> FreeBSD. Any large installation will image drives or perform their
>> own custom installation and may very well not want their competitors
>> to know how many machines they are running.
> Some companies wont want their competitors, &/or suppliers/
> clients to even know What OS's they run, let alone how many.
> Some government departments too (whose `competitors' could include
> foreign governments, terrorists, thieves, & civil liberties groups etc).
Again, there is nothing on the site, or in the database, that links the host to
any specific organization, or even IP ... month to month reporting is based on
two generated 'keys' that are stored on the remote host, and passed to the
reporting server, not the hostname/IP ...
This is *very* anonymous, for exactly the reasons you state above ...
Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Hosting Solutions S.A. (http://www.hub.org)
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