BSDstats Project v2.0 ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed Aug 9 17:21:20 UTC 2006

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Howard Jones wrote:

> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> Right, and the bad thing is if yu alias another IP on that device, the
>> hash totally changes, so we see that one host now as being two different
>> ones :)  That's why we disqualified using ifconfig right at the
>> beginning ...
> But didn't you say that you effectively wipe the database once a month,
> (or expire entries over that age)? I can't find the post that mentioned
> that now, naturally... :-) if you aren't using the 'key' as a database
> key, then what do you care that it changes as long as it uniquely
> identifies the system (which it definitely would)?
> I don't know how typical I am, but I don't really remember the last time
> I added an IP alias on a running server, for our few dozen production
> systems. I would imagine that those types of changes might well be lost
> of systems coming and going.

I add/remove IPs from our servers several times each week, as we add VPS 
and remove them, or move then between boxes ...

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