BSDStats: Project Status on May 13th, 2010
Marc G. Fournier
scrappy at hub.org
Thu May 13 21:05:50 UTC 2010
Over the past two weeks, there has been alot of work performed on the
backend, including fixing a few "bugs" that were recently reported.
As a result of using HAProxy to load balance and help ensure uptime for
reporting clients, someone recently reported that although their sent in
their report, their country wasn't going up in the 'Countries' states.
This bug has been fixed (HAProxy was reporting Proxy IP vs Client IP)
and we reset the stats period to 1st of May, causing a sharp drop in #s
that has slowly been climbing back up again.
The result of the change is that now Panama isn't the largest
distribution of PC-BSD anymore, but the USofA is back in that lead, with
Russia quickly following.
As of May 13th, 2010 (based on reporting ~2 weeks of reporting period
since fix) , the project has 3 733 hosts that have reported in, broken
down as follows:
PC-BSD 2 357 hosts
FreeBSD 1 243 hosts
DesktopBSD 78 hosts
NetBSD 34 hosts
OpenBSD 12 hosts
DragonFly 9 hosts
MirBSD 0 hosts
MidnightBSD 0 hosts
GNU/kFreeBSD 0 hosts
We currently have hosts being reported in from 88 countries, with the top
United States 752
Russian Federation 332
United Kingdom 89
Project URL: http://www.bsdstats.org
"The mission of this site is to compile semi-accurate numbers for advocacy
and marketing of the *BSD operating systems."
PC-BSD, to the best of our knowledge, is the only one that defaults to
enabled, while the rest have to be enabled manually.
For FreeBSD users, you just need to install /usr/ports/sysutils/bsdstats
to set things up.
There is now a man page / document that has been created, that contains
a full description of the project, as well as the steps we take to
ensure the anonymity of those reporting while maintaining the
individuality of the reporting machines. This can be found at:
In the beginning, there were issues with accessibility of the servers, due
to only having one reporting server. We have since moved to a distributed
cluster using HAProxy to load balance between two physical servers, with a
third one coming online soon. http://www.bsdstats.org isn't running on
this new cluster yet, but work is underway to get that moved over as well,
which we hope to have accomplished over the next couple of days.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me ...
Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Hosting Solutions S.A.
scrappy at hub.org http://www.hub.org
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