ARIN Justified...

Simon simon at
Wed Jan 10 19:59:27 EST 2001

FYI, you can't run two separate apache daemons on the same port without two unique IPs.


On Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:02:05 -0500, Bill Van Emburg wrote:

>Simon wrote:
>> We have servers with over 5-10 million hits and parse logs daily at night. It takes about 2 hours to parse the logs per
>> machine. Mostly due to resolving IPs. To get just the bandwidth, 10 million hits log file can be parsed in matter of
>> minutes. So, you just need better tools ;-) As for other traffic such as FTP, there is a log file which can be parsed, too.
>> We actually do this for anonymous FTP. I don't know who charges for POP/SMTP traffic, but same method can be
>> implied here to calculate the bandwidth, too. It's matter of having right tools for the job. They are out there or you can
>> have a programmer write custom set for your needs. Keep in mind, I'm referring to virtual web hosting, not dedicated.
>Attempting to parse all those different log files and consolidate the
>info is certainly not elegant, nor a particularly great use of CPU, and
>again, it does not tell you the actual bandwidth usage, merely the
>application-level data.  It gets worse, when you consider that each of
>our shared hosting customers has their own, separate web server, ftp
>server, etc. running.  Even in shared hosting, each of our customers has
>their own distinct server processes.  This very quickly becomes a
>logistical nightmare, as well as a larger problem to parse.  Finally,
>we're talking about more than double the hits you are describing.  It is
>distinctly possible that the tool problems we're having are still
>related to sheer volume.
>Something I didn't mention before: we also have to measure streaming
>media bandwidth consumption.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm not aware
>of a way to do that from log files, for any existing streaming server.
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