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From: Anselm Baird_Smith <abaird@www43.inria.fr>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 15:19:33 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199610181319.PAA26713@www43.inria.fr>
To: Doug Crow <doug_crow@cacheflow.com>
Cc: "http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com" <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Doug Crow writes:
 > I have seen where groups are publishing specWeb96 numbers approaching =
 > 1000 URLs per second.  Using the common log file format and assuming an =
 > average entry of 100 bytes this translates to over 8 Gigabytes of data =
 > in a 24 hour period. =20
 > 
 > Given the importance of tracking hit information with respect to =
 > advertising revenue and in some cases user profiling, what are servers =
 > doing with the size of this log information? =20
 > 
 > Is the hit-metering draft that I have seen reference to going to address =
 > this?
 > 
 > Is there a more appropriate forum for a question such as this?

You may consider giving a look to:

http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-logfile.html

Which propose a smart log file format to deal with the number of write
accesses to the http log.

Anselm.
Received on Friday, 18 October 1996 06:27:22 EDT

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