My best guess is that it's some monitoring software package. I'm seeing the user agent of a lot of these requests as Python-urllib/3.6, which is different than the user agent for pacman:

$ grep cryptsetup access.log |tail -n 5| cut -f4- -d' '
[22/Aug/2017:07:14:01 -0400] "GET /core/os/x86_64/cryptsetup-1.7.5-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz HTTP/1.1" 200 246880 "-" "Python-urllib/3.6"
[22/Aug/2017:07:17:34 -0400] "GET /core/os/x86_64/cryptsetup-1.7.5-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz HTTP/1.1" 200 246880 "-" "Python-urllib/3.6"
[22/Aug/2017:07:18:15 -0400] "GET /core/os/x86_64/cryptsetup-1.7.5-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz HTTP/1.1" 200 246880 "-" "Python-urllib/3.6"
[22/Aug/2017:07:18:43 -0400] "GET /core/os/x86_64/cryptsetup-1.7.5-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz HTTP/1.1" 200 246880 "-" "Python-urllib/3.6"
[22/Aug/2017:07:19:30 -0400] "GET /core/os/x86_64/cryptsetup-1.7.5-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz HTTP/1.1" 200 246880 "-" "Python-urllib/3.6"

Not shown is the IP of each request, but they are all unique.


$ grep archlinux-keyring access.log |tail -n 5| cut -f4- -d' '
[21/Aug/2017:15:02:03 -0400] "GET /core/os/x86_64/archlinux-keyring-20170611-1-any.pkg.tar.xz HTTP/1.1" 200 677725 "-" "python-requests/2.18.1"
[21/Aug/2017:16:12:31 -0400] "GET /core/os/x86_64/archlinux-keyring-20170611-1-any.pkg.tar.xz HTTP/1.1" 200 677725 "-" "python-requests/2.18.1"
[21/Aug/2017:17:21:07 -0400] "GET /core/os/x86_64/archlinux-keyring-20170611-1-any.pkg.tar.xz HTTP/1.1" 200 677669 "-" "pacman/5.0.2 (Linux x86_64) libalpm/10.0.2"
[22/Aug/2017:03:48:54 -0400] "GET /core/os/i686/archlinux-keyring-20170611-1-any.pkg.tar.xz HTTP/1.1" 200 677669 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp;"
[22/Aug/2017:03:53:22 -0400] "GET /core/os/i686/archlinux-keyring-20170611-1-any.pkg.tar.xz.sig HTTP/1.1" 200 554 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp;"

That said, this is still something I'm very much interested in finding out what the root cause is.

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 12:33 AM, MiƂosz Tyborowski <> wrote:
The sole fact that cryptsetup has been downloaded over 12 times more often that linux package was is interesting, to say the least.

2017-08-22 4:53 GMT+02:00 Tyler Dence <>:
I've made a post about this topic on the arch forums, but I thought I'd bring it to the attention of the mailing list here.

So I run a mirror over at, and I decided it would be cool to see if I can't get some interesting information back from the logs generated.

Currently, I have a list of the most downloaded packages (compiled nightly):

And a graph of network traffic:

I'm wondering if there's any other information that might be interesting to make available, or if anyone else here is interested in contributing some of their own collected data for the stats project. If so, we should get a project up on github sometime to have a unified method/web viewer.

Some caveats that I impose for now, to protect privacy:
  • IP addresses will be available, nor any IP Prefix.
  • Geographic data will be made available at no more than a weekly granularity (exception for summary data which spans multiple weeks)
  • Geographic data will not be made available with more granularity than state/province.

Perhaps there should also be some discussion regarding what logs are kept/deleted?