On Mon, Apr 06, 2009 at 09:15:09AM -0500, Nick LeRoy wrote: > > walid saad wrote: > > > I need to download the pakage condor-7.2.0-linux-x86-debian40.tar.gz > > > with a command line like wget for the debian distribution. > > > I am a condor mailing list member. > > > > I fear that's not (directly) possible, since you need to register first > > on the web page and then you get a download adress with a long hash > > inside. I.e. you need to register the download before you can get this > > link, after that you can use wget to download any advertised binary. > > Yes, that's correct. In addition, by design, that link that you get expires > after a period of time. > > I'd like to point out that there's a reason for us doing this. It allows us > to track the downloads of Condor -- not for nefarious purposes, not at all. > Rather, this allows us to tell our various funding sources that "n users > downloaded Condor during x period". Why can't this just be done by looking at the http server logs? Any http server will log the IP addresses of visitors to a url. There's really no reason to have users jump through this hoop, if the reason really is just to know how many users downloaded during a certain period. If this really is the only reason, then I implore Condor to do away with this download hurdle. It is a real burden to administrators. I have honestly assumed that it actually *was* for nefarious purposes, since it effectively diminishes the freedom of the software. jamie.
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