Stats comp.os.linux.security (last 7 days)


Top 10 posters for the period:

rank posts kbytes name

1 6 18.3 EricT
2 4 6.4 Gary
3 3 10.3 Moe Trin
4 3 3.2 ynotssor
5 3 2.9 Alan Jones
6 2 7.8 wbarwell
7 2 4.7 Robert
8 2 4.3 Todd
9 2 3.4 Gandoura_mehdi
10 2 2.8 DJ Craig
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29 64.2 Total for top 10

Totals for the newsgroup:
32 posters
52 articles
104.2 kbytes

The top 10 accounted for:
31.25% of the posters
55.77% of the articles
61.57% of the bytes

Averages:
1.62 articles / poster
2.00 kbytes / article
3.26 kbytes / poster

13 people posted for the first time this period.
They went on to post 17 articles altogether

The new posters accounted for:
40.62% of the posters
32.69% of the articles
23.50% of the bytes

smallest post was 0.897 kbytes by Alan Jones
largest post was 4.657 kbytes by EricT *

Top 10 subjects for the period:

posts kbytes subject
9 19.0 chkrootkit false positive for bindshell ?
6 8.3 nmap *.*.*.*
5 17.4 Reply to all posters: mystery martian source from 127.0.
5 6.8 who can give me a lmplement of Diffie-Hellman key exchan
5 5.9 IP ranges used in North America, Hawaii, and Alaska?
3 7.8 Security-oriented distro?
3 7.5 Guarddog blocking packets in the same zone
3 4.8 Cryptographic file system under linux that ACTUALLY WORK
2 4.9 qmail freezed???
2 2.8 recommended books/sites for setting up LAMP environment

52 articles on 18 subjects
41 were followups (78.85%)
3 were crossposts (5.77%)

104.2 kbytes total
headers: 49.3kb 47.33%
quoted text: 16.0kb 15.35%
original text: 34.0kb 32.65%
signatures: 2.1kb 1.97%

Averages:
2.89 articles / subjetc
2.00 kbytes / article
5.79 kbytes / subject

Postings per weekday:

Day posts
Monday 12 *
Tuesday 10 *
Wednesday 4
Thursday 9 *
Friday 4
Saturday 3
Sunday 10 *
(*=10 posts)

Top 10 newsreader agents used (accumulated):

posts newsreader users
13 (25.00%) thunderbird 5 15.62%
8 (15.38%) g2 5 15.62%
6 (11.54%) outlook 3 9.38%
5 ( 9.62%) knode 4 12.50%
4 ( 7.69%) pan 3 9.38%
4 ( 7.69%) slrn 2 6.25%
3 ( 5.77%) xnews 3 9.38%
3 ( 5.77%) forte 1 3.12%
2 ( 3.85%) tin 2 6.25%
1 ( 1.92%) mesnews 1 3.12%

13 different agents have been used (versions unaccounted).

DISCLAIMER
Please, take these stats with a grain of salt, quantity might not always
denote any quality; people who are not among the top posters also often have
very important and interesting things to say, though they are not listed
here by name.

Have a lot ..., lots of fun!