On Tue, Aug 06, 2019 at 12:08:13AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Aug 05, Bill Allombert <ballo...@debian.org> wrote:
> > Each Debian popularity-contest submitter is supposed to have
> > a different random 128bit popcon ID.
> > However, the popularity-constest server <https://popcon.debian.org>
> > receives a lot of submissions with identical popcon ID, which cause them
> > to be treated as a single submission.
> > I am not quite sure what it is the reason for this problem.
> > Maybe people use prebuild system images with a pregenerated
> > /etc/popularity-contest.conf file (instead of being generated
> > by popcon postinst).
> Probably yes.
> > I am not sure what to do about this.
> Change popularity-contest by transmissing the hostid after it has been
> hashed with the content of /etc/machine-id.

This is potentially an excellent idea!

Does not /etc/machine-id suffer of exactly the same issue as
/etc/popularity-contest.conf ?

Is there some statistic about /etc/machine-id reuse or unexpected change ?

Bill. <ballo...@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here.

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