Tweaking inn.conf values for INN 2.6.0

Julien ÉLIE julien at trigofacile.com
Tue Jul 14 19:09:25 UTC 2015


Hi Florian,

>> * logcycles: increase from 3 to 30 (the current number is
>> ridiculously low; at least a month of archived compressed logs
>> could be kept)
> 
> while I'm in favour of increasing buffers etc. and thus make use of
> the vastly expanded storage and RAM commonly available today, I think
> this one has a privacy impact and should not be increased by default
> - three days should be enough to diagnose the most common cases of
> malfunction and abuse, and where more is indeed needed the correct
> knob is easily found.

FYI, I've added a comment in lib/innconf.c to keep track of your
thoughts.This way, we'll remember the reason why this parameter has this
value.Thanks again.

@@ -276,7 +276,11 @@
     { K(innwatchspoolnodes),      UNUMBER  (200) },
     { K(innwatchspoolspace),      UNUMBER (25000) },
 
-    /* The following settings are specific to scanlogs. */
+    /* The following settings are specific to scanlogs.
+     * Keep a low value by default as it has a privacy impact; three days
+     * should be enough to diagnose the most common cases of malfunction
+     * and abuse.  Where more is needed, it is easy for the news admin
+     * to increase it. */
     { K(logcycles),               UNUMBER    (3) },
 };

-- 
Julien ÉLIE

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