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Re: percentage of popcon submitters

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> writes:

> A while back, someone with access to the download logs for
> security.debian.org tried to estimate the number of machines downloading
> security fixes for Debian, based on the assumption that no-one is using
> a mirror for security fixes.  I am unable to find those results using
> Google right now, but would recommend trying to get hold of those
> numbers to get new lower bound on the number of Debian installations.

It's worth bearing in mind that that's a bad assumption, too.  We use a
local security mirror in full knowledge that it's not recommended, but we
watch it closely and will manually sync if need be.  We do this because we
have systems on IP addresses that are not routable to the Internet and
need an on-campus source for all package updates.  Having a local mirror
is easier for our purposes than using a proxy.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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