Fw: Improving metrics gathering

Tony Nelson tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Thu Feb 4 18:34:43 UTC 2010

On 10-02-04 11:24:47, Matt Domsch wrote:
> ... but it's highly likely there are 1000-2000 machines behind 
> a NAT making those requests.
> [snip]
> To this end, I would like to see yum enhanced to provide information
> which we can use to more accurately count the number of installed
> Fedora systems.  This has been discussed before, and documented on 
> the wiki [5], but for various reasons never been acted upon.  While 
> I'll leave the implementation details to the appropriate teams, I 
> think including some form of UUID in yum mirrorlist queries would be 
> both appropriate, and safe.

How about just the local IP address, which would usually be unique 
behind a NAT, but not globally or eternally identifiable?  Without a 
NAT, it would be the same IP you already get, so no problem.

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