[ZWeb] Re: [Zope] Zope.org Feature Request - Product Download Counter

Andy McKay andym@ActiveState.com
Tue, 10 Oct 2000 14:17:16 -0700

Yes Apache and caching adds a whole new layer of complexity.

But most simple Zope installations dont use it and for quick rough counts it
can be useful, of course its rare to be able to replace the log files in
terms of accuracy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "mindlace" <mindlace@digicool.com>
To: <zope@zope.org>
Cc: <zope-web@zope.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Zope] Zope.org Feature Request - Product Download Counter

> Andy McKay wrote:
> >
> > Of course the only problem with a hit counter is that high traffic
> > mean continually writing the object into the ZODB each time it gets hit
> > downloaded, whatever. Thats why I release FSCounter which uses the file
> > system. I would like to expand this to cover multiple objects...
> The problem is slightly more complicated than this:  We have Apache
> cache file and image objects.  This is a good thing, because they are
> static, and Apache will *always* be better than Zope at serving static
> content. This is a bad thing, because direct requests for files don't
> ever make it to Zope.
> Nonetheless, this doesn't affect the /view method.
> Further, we now have the feature that the listing of products shows the
> latest version, no /view method in the middle, for your direct download.
> I may be able to do some parsing of the apache log files for those
> things that end in tgz, tar.gz , and zip.  This would be somewhat
> canonical, except for the fact that because we have cache headers set on
> the file objects, they are cached downstream, and so many requests for
> cache objects will never make it to our Apache at all.
> ~ethan
> p.s. I'd really appreciate it if requests for improvements of zope.org
> be sent to zope-web@zope.org.
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