SystemTap podcast numbers

Paul Frields stickster at
Mon Mar 22 01:33:01 UTC 2010

There are many reasons we might see multiple hits from a single IP
address. Stopping/starting the downloads, or listening in part and
then downloading... A corporate firewall or NAT shows one IP address
so multiple hits from inside would show up as a single IP address as

I think the numbers are mostly interesting from an order-of-magnitude POV.


On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Robyn Bergeron
<robyn.bergeron at> wrote:
> 750 downloads from 150 unique ip addresses? .... that seems really
> weird. Or am I missing an interim step, where it's something like...
> the 150 unique IPs are podcast directories, and each directory brought
> in an average of 5-6 listeners?
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:
>> At yesterday's weekly meeting I said I would look up the statistics
>> from the podcast I did for the F12 release on SystemTap features.  We
>> had about 750 downloads from about 150 unique IP addresses for that
>> podcast.
>> I would estimate I spent about 6-8 hours total on creating it,
>> including the interview, editing, and helping write the press blog
>> around it.  If doing one again, I would measure it as being successful
>> if I could at lesat double that number.  If not, I'd be disinclined to
>> do another for the F14 cycle.
>> One of the steps we should take now is finding out the venues where we
>> can publish these podcasts for highest visibility in the interim until
>> Insight is ready to handle offering them.  Anyone producing one of
>> these should expect them, once approved/posted, to show up in searches
>> on various popular podcast directories.
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