Re: [Rd] CRAN Server download statistics (Was: R Usage Statistics)

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:55:07 -0500

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Friedrich Leisch <friedrich.leisch_at_stat.uni-muenchen.de> wrote:
>
>  > On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM, Friedrich Leisch
>  > <friedrich.leisch_at_stat.uni-muenchen.de> wrote:
>  >> IP address plus time will always allow sysadmins to recover
>  >> identities. For static adresses or in combination with mail headers
>  >> etc it is also not exactly rocket science for others.
>
>  > I had not suggested that identifying information be posted.  In fact,
>  > quite the contrary -- I pointed out that it would be easy to code them
>  > to preserve privacy.
>
> Deliberately only citing parts of my email? I answered (in parallel
> with Hadley) to your original email and there you requested
>
>  "... Only the IPs would give any clue to that."

You are quoting this out of context. I was referring to the fact that the web page has no IP addresses. I was not referring to the log. This all started as supposed reasons that the web page in question could not be distributed (because it depended on the log which had identifying information) and I was pointing out that the web page itself did not have identifying information and the identifying information in the log could easily be coded.



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