Bannerfish banner ad server
The latest version of Bannerfish should always be available from:
- Supports images and Flash
- Weighting and multiple ads per page
- Lets customers view banner stats (clicks and views)
- Automatic deactivation of ads
The goal of Bannerfish is to be a small, simple banner ad server
sufficient for the needs of small websites.
Bannerfish has been tested under Debian GNU/Linux, but should work
fine under other Unix-like systems and on Windows as well.
Author and Licensing
Bannerfish was written by Itamar Shtull-Trauring (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bannerfish is licensed under the GPL, but licensing under other terms
can be arranged - send me an email.
You can see command-line options by running:
$ mktap bannerfish --help
Create a directory where ads will be stored:
$ mkdir adstorage
Make a 'bannerfish.tap' file (don't forget to set options such as password
for management interface):
$ mktap bannerfish ./adstorage
Now we can run the server (see 'twistd --help' for options):
$ twistd -f bannerfish.tap
For management go to http://server:6080/manage and login
with username and password you chose.
Your customers can view stats for their ads at http://server:6080/report,
once you give them the id and password for their banner.
Add this to your HTML page:
If you want to embed multiple ads in one page, e.g. three ads, then put
the following HTML snippets in the page, one for each location:
Bannerfish will do its best to ensure you don't get the same banner ad twice
on the same page, while still taking banner weights into consideration.