On 04/17/2012 01:56 PM, Ian Weller wrote:
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 01:36:50PM -0400, Tom Callaway wrote:
> On 04/17/2012 01:15 PM, Ian Weller wrote:
>> As part of the statistics++ project  it is Infrastructure's plan to
>> make data about visits to Fedora Project web servers public, in order to
>> automate the information made available on the Statistics wiki page.
>> The httpd logs currently contain personally-identifiable information:
>> the IP address the request originated from and the user agent header.
>> We think that at an absolute minimum we need to hash the IP address
>> (with a seed, obviously) and leave the user agent header as is. But we
>> wanted to make sure we got legal's opinion on this.
> Can you show me a hypothetical "before" and "after" example?
Assuming we treat the logs as described above:
Before example (private, on Fedora log servers):
66.391.22.111 - - [15/Apr/2012:04:02:56 +0000] "GET /static/css/fedora960-lang.css
HTTP/1.0" 200 233 "http://start.fedoraproject.org/index.html.en"
"Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0"
After example (available to public via statistics++ project):
c9326fa15a1d8a773386ddcdc16132f8 - - [15/Apr/2012:04:02:56 +0000] "GET
/static/css/fedora960-lang.css HTTP/1.0" 200 233
"http://start.fedoraproject.org/index.html.en" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux
x86_64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0"
Requests from the same IP address would have the same hash so that we
could run scripts that count unique visitors.
As long as we're not somehow embedding any geo-ip information in those
hashes, I think we're okay.