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Charging by bandwidth used

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9:40 pm on Mar 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Im considering offering a service that allows users to upload a file and then charges by the amount of bandwidth used by clients downloading. the only way i can think of implementing this is by examing the log files for the bytes transferred figures. Is there a better way?
12:34 am on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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that may give inaccurate results as the log file will still show an image as being "requested" even if the user is pulling it from cache I believe.
6:21 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It will show it as requested by i wouldnt expect to see any bytes transferred for it. Ill need to check that out first though.
9:56 am on Mar 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, you can add bytes received and bytes sent to the logs. If I remember correctly, it is accurate (eg, a partially retreived file will only show the actual bytes sent rather than the total file size.
 

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