Where would be the best place to look for and see OSM usage by the public? For example, how many user sessions per day on osm.org? How many api request sessions by external applications?
Would adding up established connections (ipconntrack) from Munin for puff and fuchur be an indicator of number of users at any given time for the slippy map? That would give around 40K connections on the system at any one time and it correlates with the “connections through firewall” stat. I cant really make sense of the HTTP request breakdown stat called “web site traffic”.
Another approach would be to look at the tile server. But would active, passive or established connections be the stat to look at? It greatly differs from puff and fuchur with aroud 628 established connections on average. Which one is best?
And still, that gives no indication on the number of unique visitors to the site.
Alexa places the site 8th in the “maps” category (http://www.alexa.com/topsites/category/Top/Reference/Maps) but still no info on unique visitors.
I find the project great and have been contributing to it, but it would be great to know how much it’s used with some form of analytics.