On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 07:32:00PM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
Can you tell me which sites frequently request /channews.rdf?
The requester list is quite long: 2829 distinct ip-addresses since the start of August, with an average of almost 100 requests each. Here is a top 5:
25180 188.8.131.52 11087 184.108.40.206 5439 220.127.116.11 5341 18.104.22.168 5152 22.214.171.124
... and then it slowly dwindles down to 1. My guess is that whatever this channel thing is (I honestly don't know), you don't need to be listed on a site somewhere for people to still access the channel, probably every time they start their browser. I think the number of people is actually quite a bit less than that 2800, due to dynamic ipaddresses; just over 850 distinct ip-addresses requested it ten times or more in those two months.
Referrer data confirms that we aren't actually listed in many places anymore. Here's the entire list:
222150 - 11676 http://radiodiscuss.userland.com/myUserLandOnTheDesktop 551 http://frontier.userland.com/xmlAggregator 3 http://www.xmltree.com/dir/viewResource.html?urlID=25170 1 http://www.python.org/%7Ethomas/wwwstats.new/usage_200109.html#TOPURLS 1 http://www.python.org/%7Ethomas/wwwstats.new/usage_200108.html 1 http://www.ourfavoritesongs.com/ 1 http://www.google.com/search?q=python%20and%20RSS&sourceid=opera&num... 1 http://www.google.com/search?client=googlet&q=python%20rss 1 http://www.director-online.com/newshound.cfm 1 http://www.bilug.linux.it/htmlheadline/newsinf.htm 1 http://lists.eazel.com/pipermail/nautilus-list/2001-May/002845.html 1 http://lists.eazel.com/pipermail/nautilus-list/2001-May/002843.html 1 http://home.talkcity.com/PicassoPl/dinoch/news.htm
The topmost one is 'no referrer' and are probably all bookmarks and 'channels' and stuff.