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HollyHats

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Msg#: 106 posted 5:33 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am trying to read my raw access logs, but have no idea what I am looking at. Can anyone explain this to me, or have a link to something explaining? To me it just looks like a bunch of numbers...

 

korkus2000

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Msg#: 106 posted 5:37 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

You can find some good log analyzers out there for free. Do a google search for free web log analyzer.

Reflect

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Msg#: 106 posted 7:11 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I use both. I do my stats through an analyzer every week. However I also get into the raw log file and just pick an I.P. and do F3 (Windows here) and follow it to see truly what page and when the I.P. jumps. It will also help you discover leeching, rouge bots, etc..

Brian

JonB

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Msg#: 106 posted 8:26 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

there are many different types of logs.. i think most coomon is -

first IP of visitng machine, then it is dATE, then it is GET method -that means what was requested, then it is size of filwe i think ,then it is refferer, then ut us agent (like mozila etc) and some other info..

spock

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Msg#: 106 posted 2:17 am on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Like JonB said there are many different log formats, but the most common ones are Apache's "common" and "combined" log formats [httpd.apache.org]. The combined format is the one with referrers and user agents included.

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