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Old 04-27-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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<alias> = <credit section #> <path>
<alias> = <credit section #> <stats section #> <path>
<alias> = <credit section #> <stats section #> <share section #> <path>

<alias>: name to use for this path
<credit section #>: section number to use for looking up user's ratio
<stats section #>: section number to apply up/down statistics to, if not defined then same as credit section
<share section #>: section number to add/subtract credits, if not defined then same as credit section

Sections are looked up one of two ways: by path or by credit section. In either case the first match found by processing the entries in the order listed is used. Thus the first path that matches the current directory determines the credit, stat, and share section numbers so more specific paths should come first. When using the cookie %[SectionName(#)] the <alias> field of the first line with a matching <stats section #> is the name used.

Examples:

Code:
Default = 0 0 0 *
The trivial case. Just one section defined. Nice and simple.

Code:
Movies = 1 1 0 /Xvid/*
Movies = 1 1 0 /DVDR/*
Default = 0 0 0 *
This server has two sections (0-1) and shows how you can have multiple distinct paths be part of the same section. Notice the 0 as the third integer for all three entries. This means that credits for up/downloading are controlled by the user's section 0 credits but the ratio to apply varies based the user's associated section ratio. So if the user has a 1:3 ratio for both section 0 and 1 it will appear as if the server isn't using sections at all since their credits will works the same anywhere. However it's possible that a user could have 1:3 ratio for section 1, and leech for section 0 which would mean that particular user needs credits for movie downloading but can grab anything else for free. The second integer means movie up/down transfer statistics are tracked separately which is particularly useful in this case with some users having leech on particular sections.

Code:
Games = 3 2 2 /XBOX/*
Games = 2 2 2 /Games/*
Movies = 1 1 0 /Xvid/*
Movies = 1 1 0 /DVDR/*
Default = 0 0 0 *
This setup defines four sections (0-3). The key here is that the "Games" section is actually made up of two sections that share credits distinct from the rest of the server and can apply different up/down ratios based on whether it's a PC game or and XBOX game.

Code:
Games = 0 2 0 /XBOX/*
Games = 0 2 0 /Games/*
Movies = 0 1 0 /Xvid/*
Movies = 0 1 0 /DVDR/*
Default = 0 0 0 *
This setup is actually a really simple case. It uses section 0 for ratio and credits everywhere, but tracks up/down statistics based on path. This can be rather useful information when viewing the userfile to see who up/downs where.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:00 AM   #2
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Hope that is clearer for everyone and possibly shows you a few things you hadn't seen before. I don't see many people using sections like in the last example just for tracking stats but that seems like a simple enough thing to do...

There is currently a limit of 10 sections (0-9). If you think you need more, like say 20 or 25 which seems really likely, then speak up now. If v6.5 is going to change the userfile and possibly break compiled executable compatibility anyway, this is the time to totally break it and raise the number of sections that can be defined
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