I'm a grad student working with David Patterson at the RAD Lab at the CS
department at UC Berkeley. Our lab is interested in building more reliable
internet services. You can read more about our lab here:
* our wiki page: http://radlab.cs.berkeley.edu
* slashdot article: http://slashdot.org/articles/05/12/15/1426223.shtml
To do interesting research, it's extremely useful to have traces/logs from
real-world internet sites that we can use in our experiments. For example,
here's a paper where we used data from Ebates.com to evaluate new algorithms
for detecting and localizing failures in Internet services:
I'm wondering whether you have any logs from the Applefritter website that
you could make available to our research group. For example, web server
access logs are very useful for understanding the traffic to a site.
Of course, we could help you to anonymize the data in case it contains any
If you cannot provide such data, could you recommend other people or
websites that could make their logs available or simply forward this email
I'd like to help them out, but obviously need to ensure first that we can anonymize the logs. So far, we're looking at replacing IP addresses with a hash, as well as User IDs in /user accesses and message IDs in /privatemessage. Anything else you'd like to see anonymized? BDub and I will be taking a closer look at the logs, for other potentially identifying information, but we'd also like to get a few more opinions.