RE: Just what is a certified log? and who certifies it?

From: Brodsky, Lloyd (
Date: Thu, Apr 22 1999

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From: "Brodsky, Lloyd" <>
To: "'Jim Pitkow'" <>, "''" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 09:52:03 -0400
Subject: RE: Just what is a certified log? and who certifies it?

Different goal certainly call for different methods -- but I'm still having
some problems visualizing what the repository's certification process would
consist of and what potential problems that process would avoid. The notion
of the RECIPIENT being able to certify anything other than its own identify
and mere receipt of a log file is an interesting one and a concept that I'd
like to hear more about.

I've been doing traffic analysis work with a number of Thomson companies and
I'd like to help. I'm just trying to visualize what you'd do to certify,
say, the Toronto Globe & Mail's 3.5 gig of extended format logs a week (the
largest of the 34 Thomson newspapers) were I to send them over.
Lloyd Brodsky, Senior Researcher 
Thomson Labs, Office of the Chief Technology Officer
The Thomson Corporation
1375 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Voice: 301-548-4044  Fax: 301-527-4032

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From: Jim Pitkow []
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 1999 2:24 AM
To: Brodsky, Lloyd; ''
Subject: Re: Just what is a certified log? and who certifies it?

Hi Llyod,
   The goal is for the repository to do the certification.  While the
entities you mention are certainly involved in similar type work, their
focus is different than the WCA, which is why we are defining a new set of
requirements. Hope this helps.

Thanks for the input.Jim.

At 02:27 PM 4/20/99 , Brodsky, Lloyd wrote:
>Forgive me if this is a well-understood term in your domain, but it's not
>mine. A certified log could range from anything from a third party trusted
>logging service to the interactive division of Audit Bureau of Circulations
>(at least one of our operating units is certified by them) to a mere
>assertion that your logs were kept in accordance with yet-to-be-established
>WCA or the already-existent CASIE measurement principles.