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Re: percentage of popcon submitters

Johannes Wiedersich <johannes@physik.blm.tu-muenchen.de> writes:

> Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Merely the number of distinct IP addresses downloading a particular
>> popular update from security.debian.org at least once would be
>> interesting.
> Did you think about thousands of computers having 'private ips' with
> some nat translation and/or local proxie? (I'm thinking of computer
> labs, companies, etc. not just the odd home user). Essentially all of
> the computers at our department share the same public IP.

Right, there are many reasons why such a number wouldn't be perfect, but
I still believe it would be interesting to know.  Especially if you plot
the trend in a graph to watch yearly changes.  If you get 10 such
indicator variables that likely are somehow correlated to the number of
machines (virtual or not) running debian plotted in a graph, and watch
the trends, that is likely to be the best measure we are likely to ever
get.  Or are there any better ideas on how to get a good estimate?


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