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Re: Counting clicks, Download page?

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Alexey Borzov" <borz_off(at)cs(dot)msu(dot)su>
Cc: <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Counting clicks, Download page?
Date: 2004-11-23 09:48:55
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexey Borzov [mailto:borz_off(at)cs(dot)msu(dot)su] 
> Sent: 22 November 2004 11:00
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com; pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-www] Counting clicks, Download page?
> Hi,
> Dave Page wrote:
> > Nope, not as it stands. Virtually everything is static HTML 
> now for speed and mirror-ability. If you want to log ftp 
> mirror selections, then it'll need to go back to being a php 
> script on one server, giving us a single point of failure on 
> perhaps the second most important part of the site (next to 
> the front page).
> In fact the mirror selection page now *should* be a dynamic 
> page on one server only (and that's the main reason I am so 
> concerned about that server's performance).

Don't worry about that - it's in hand.

>  In any other case 
> you'll *not* be able to use ip2country.

As I vaguely seem to recall stating at the time it was implemented. It's
only a minor convenience thing (seeing as most ppl know their own
country), and puts both load on the server, and creates a single point
of failure.

> But current implementation of mirror selection will not give 
> any useful
> stats: it will only show how many people went to an FTP 
> mirror, not whether they actually downloaded something.


Regards, Dave.

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