BSDstats Project v2.0 ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed Aug 9 16:06:15 UTC 2006

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Paul Schmehl wrote:

> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Igor Robul wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 09:30:42PM -0300, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>>> Could create problems long term .. one thing I will be using the
>>>> IPs to do is:
>>>> SELECT ip, count(1) FROM systems GROUP BY ip ORDER BY count DESC;
>>>> to look for any 'abnormalities' like todays with Armenia ...
>>>> hashing it would make stuff like that fairly difficult ...
>>> You can make _two_ hashes and then concatenate to form unique key.
>>> Then you still be able to see "a lot of single IPs". Personaly, I dont
>>> care very much about IP/hostname disclosure :-)
>> Except that you are disclosing that each and every time you send out an 
>> email, or hit a web site ... :)
> The systems I'm concerned about are on private IP space, to not send email 
> and don't have X installed, much less a web browser and can only access 
> certain FreeBSD sites to update ports.  In fact, they're not even accessible 
> from *inside* our network except from certain hosts.  In order to 
> successfully run the stats script on these hosts, I would have to open a hole 
> in the firewall to on the correct port.
> And yes, I *am* paranoid.  But if you really want *all* statistics you can 
> get, then you'll have to deal with us paranoid types.  My workstation, which 
> is on a public IP, is already registered.

Done ... now I really hope that the US stats rise, maybe?  I have a hard 
time believing that Russia and the Ukraine have more deployments then the 
'good ol'US of A' ... or do they? *raised eyebrow*

Here is what is now stored in the database (using my IP as a basis)

# select * from systems where ip = md5('');
   id  |                ip                |             hostname             | operating_system |  release   | architecture | country |        report_date 
  1295 | 45c80b9266a5a6683eee9c9798bd6575 | 4a9110019f2ca076407ed838bf190017 | FreeBSD          | 6.1-RC1    | i386         | CA      | 2006-08-09 02:34:05.12579
     1 | 45c80b9266a5a6683eee9c9798bd6575 | 9a45e58ab9535d89f0a7d2092b816364 | FreeBSD          | 6.1-STABLE | i386         | CA      | 2006-08-09 16:01:03.34788

And yup, I have two hosts sitting behind a router ...

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