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Old January 14th, 2002
Join Date: January 11th, 2002
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mckerrell is flying high
Default Logging Gnutella network statistics to a database

Are there any programs available, preferable for unix, that will log the packets that pass through them into a database. I have actually written a client myself but I wouldn't want to trust that my program was not hurting the network
Any suggestion for a specific program or possibly a program that would be easily modified? I had a look through gnut but couldn't really find my way.
Look forward to your replies,
P.S. I imagine that what the guy uses might be good but I've not found a link on the site to download software/email them

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Old January 15th, 2002
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hermaf is flying high

I also did some analysis for my thesis: I log everything using the syslog function on a Linux system.

it shoul be simple: just send all the packets you receive and send to syslog. BUT you know thats gonna be a lot of data in a short time....
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Old January 15th, 2002
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mckerrell is flying high

Originally posted by hermaf
it shoul be simple: just send all the packets you receive and send to syslog. BUT you know thats gonna be a lot of data in a short time.... [/B]
Is there some automatic way I can do this? Editing a config file or something?

Thinking about it it does sound like a good idea. I can leave all the routing functions to someone else's gnutella client and just do a bit of parsing myself. Data storage should be fine, but can you suggest a meg(gig?!)/day throughput I might get?
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Old January 15th, 2002
Join Date: November 18th, 2001
Location: Munich, Germany
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hermaf is flying high

Actually it is pretty simple:
This is my C File called Logging.c It's pretty simple.

#include <syslog.h>
#include <stdio.h>

#include "Logging.h"

void initLog()
openlog("qtella logging", LOG_PID, LOG_LOCAL0);

void logEntry(const char* message)
syslog (LOG_NOTICE, message);

void closeLog()

I suggest you read the manpages for:


They are very good.

So before you log something call openLog() when you are done closeLog().

To log data call logEntry(const char* message). If you want you can add more parameters to the function call eg. the severity level (LOG_NOTICE).

To include the file in C++ you have to use

extern "C" {
#include "Logging.h"

That's it ... for C/C++

To store the data to a file you have to open syslog.conf usually located in /etc/ and add something like:
local0.* /var/log/qtella.log
if you used LOG_LOCAL0 to open syslog.

Then restart syslog or use the SIGHUP signal to reread the conf file.

All done now

you suggest a meg(gig?!)/day throughput I might get?
Hard to tell but you can calculate: Take the biggest paket size (I guess query Hit?) with some hits (5?) and add some bytes for the syslog data that come first in the file (about 50 bytes per entry)and check how many packets you receive in one hour then you can calculate...

As far as I know syslog creates a new file if the old one gets too big but I don't know at which file size this happens...

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Old January 15th, 2002
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mckerrell is flying high

Thanks, this looks really useful. I'll hopefully get a while to play with it at the weekend
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