|1.||Create a directory at pathlog/path (replacing pathlog here and in all steps that follow with the full path to your INN log directory). Do not change the name of the path subdirectory because it is used by sendinpaths.|
Set up a channel feed using an entry like:
if your version of INN supports WP (2.0 and later all do). Replace <pathbin> with the full path to your INN binaries directory, and <pathlog> with the full path to your INN log directory.
Note that the naming convention of the generated inpaths dump files should not be changed. sendinpaths explicitly searches files whose name starts with inpaths. in the <pathlog>/path directory.
Run the following command to start logging these statistics:
Enter into your news user crontab these two lines:
(the actual time doesnt matter). This will force ninpaths to generate a dump file once a day. Then, a few minutes later, sendinpaths collects the dumps, makes a report, sends the collected statistics, and deletes the old dumps.
Note that you can manually generate a report without mailing it, and without deleting processed dump files, with sendinpaths -n. Another useful command is sendinpaths -c so as to receive a copy of the e-mail sent by sendinpaths and therefore make sure that everything is properly set.
|5.||In a couple of days, check that your daily statistics properly appear in <http://top1000.anthologeek.net/>.|
-d dumpfile Save dumps in dumpfile. Any %d in dumpfile will be replaced with the current system time when the dump is made. This option should be used with -p.
The format of these dump files is described below.
-p Read Path: lines from standard input. -r site Generate a report for site. Generally site should be the value of pathhost from inn.conf. -u dumpfile Read data from dumpfile. This option can be repeated to read data from multiple dump files. -v level Set the verbosity level of the report. Valid values for level are 0, 1, and 2, with 2 being the default.
The format of the generated dump files is:
!!NINP <version> <start-time> <end-time> <nb-sites> <nb-articles> <average-time> <site_0> <count_0> <site_1> <count_1> <site_2> <count_2> ... !!NLREC :<site_a>!<site_b>,<count_ab>:<site_c>!<site_d>,<count_cd> ... !!NEND <nb-relations>
where times are UNIX timestamps. Then, nb-sites records follow. Each record is separated by a space or a new line, and consists of a host name site_n followed by a number of appearances count_n. The number of processed Path: header lines is nb-articles.
Afterwards, nb-relations relations follow. In 3.0.x versions, the relations are separated by a space or a new line, and their syntax is site_a!site_b!count_ab where site_a and site_b are numbers of the site records starting at 0.
In 3.1.x versions, the relations begin with a colon and are separated by either nothing or a new line. Their syntax is :site_a!site_b,count_ab with the same meaning as in previous versions. The count can be omitted when it is 1. More than two sites can be specified in the relation (:site_a!site_b!site_c,count_abc).
!!NINP 3.1.1 1302944821 1302944838 5 2 1302944826 newsgate.cistron.nl 1 news.trigofacile.com 2 news.ecp.fr 2 usenet.stanford.edu 1 bleachbot 1 !!NLREC :3!2:2!1,2:4!0:0!2 !!NLEND 4
where the two processed Path: headers are:
Path: news.trigofacile.com!news.ecp.fr!usenet.stanford.edu!not-for-mail Path: news.trigofacile.com!news.ecp.fr!newsgate.cistron.nl!bleachbot!not-for-mail
If your INN doesnt have the WP feed flag (1.5 does not, 1.6 and 1.7 do, 2.0 and later all do), use the following newsfeeds entry:
where ginpaths is the following script:
#!/bin/sh exec egrep ^Path: | <pathbin>/ninpaths -p -d <pathlog>/path/inpaths.%d
replacing <pathbin> and <pathlog> as above.
This is a slightly modified version of Olaf Titzs original ninpaths program, which is posted to alt.sources and kept on his WWW archive under <http://sites.inka.de/~bigred/sw/>.
The idea and some implementation details for ninpaths come from the original inpaths program, but most of the code has been rewritten for clarity. This program is in the public domain.
$Id: ninpaths.pod 9383 2011-12-25 20:56:10Z iulius $
|INN 2.6.0||NINPATHS (8)||2015-09-12|