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TOP 1000 statistics (current / last month)

Current top1000 stats (generated on Wednesday Apr 23 4:43 CEST 2014)
Current contributors list (generated on Wednesday Apr 23 4:43 CEST 2014)
Current full stats (generated on Wednesday Apr 23 4:43 CEST 2014)

Please keep in mind that current statistics do not reflect anything regarding Usenet distribution. It only relies on the few servers that send their stats on a daily/weekly basis. It also can help sites wishing to check if their inpath' output has been received and processed.

Last month top1000 stats (generated on Sunday Apr 6 4:55 CEST 2014)
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Filtered statistics

(Attempt to generate an) accurate, clean, duplicates-free top1000 from last month or nightly computed.

Which allows me to have kindof a dynamic top ten (Sunday Apr 6 4:55 CEST 2014):

1 neva.ru 23.419
2 erje.net 22.136
3 astraweb.com 21.758
4 highwinds-media.com 20.876
5 giganews.com 18.950
6 xsnews.nl 17.609
7 xlned.com 14.762
8 goblin1 14.177
9 xs4all.nl 12.369
10 xs4all 12.368

Figures are more talkative when graphed:

Top20 Chart

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What's this TOP1000 thing ?

The "TOP 1000 Usenet servers" aims to reflect the logical behaviour of article flows inside Usenet. To achieve this, a number (350 as of 2006) of participants send me the statistics computed on their servers. These statistics list the number of articles that have been seen flown through their usenet servers, for each Usenet path, during the period between each stats run. Every night these stats are aggregated and the global server weights are made available on the website. Historically, it only occured once a month. Now that most Usenet feeds are realtime, we could probably find interesting figures in daily stats. It depends on how many sites send their stats.

How to participate ?

To participate, you will need a Usenet feeder to gather the path logs. INN and diablo are just fine for this. (XXX howtos to add). Once the path log is there, you're almost done: you will need the program ninpaths (XXX link), and the ability to send emails to the world wild net. Just set up a cron job to compute the stats every month, or even every day/week. Sending stats every day is an interesting option, because full feeds today mean big path logfiles, parsing and clearing them daily is often valuable. It also helps computing pertinent daily stats. To verify if the nightly computed stats seem relevant, just compare the number of current participants and last month's participants. If they do not differ much, you'll probably read relevant figures in the daily snapshot. Theorically, inpaths' outputs are gathered until the 5th of the next month for historic reasons. Now the daily stats are almost as pertinent.
The output of the (n)inpath program must be sent to top1000 (at) anthologeek.net. I highly recommend you to also send the email to your own email address (To:, Cc:, Bcc: ...) to check that everything works fine. There are always people sending bogus empty stats. This issue can probably be easily fixed, it often comes from bad log rotations. Please always check your stats for consistency.

Last month's top1000 stats are available through this link. Full stats through this one. People can now add something like this in their crontab:

0 3 * * 6 news fetch -qo- http://news.anthologeek.net/full.txt | head -n 10000 > /news/top1000/current


Stats are becoming to be pertinent, at this moment, I receive more than 200 inpaths output per month. Send yours to top1000 (at) anthologeek.net to help having more pertinent statistics. It is recommended to Cc: to yourself this mail, in order to check problems (empty output, ...).
Here is a sample of what inpaths output should look like.

TOP 1000's history

Original freenix' top1000 stats are not available on the Internet anymore.
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Contact

To send any comment or question, please write to Sameh Ghane < sameh (at) anthologeek (dot) net>.

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