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From "Mark A. Craig" <mark.a.cr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Tools for better viewing Apache access logs?
Date Fri, 04 May 2007 17:59:32 GMT
Chirouze:

I'd give Splunk a try (since I have far less than 500MB per day), but 
I'm using an unsupported platform, that nasty old Windows 2000.  Can I 
settle for a copy of your spreadsheet and macro instead?  :-)

Mark

Chirouze Olivier wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> I suggest you have a look at Splunk (http://www.splunk.com/products/218)
> which will definitively do things you don't need, but probably do what
> you need, too ;-)
> I ended up creating an Excel macro to just play with logs, too. I can
> even provide it to you if you want!
>
> Olivier
>
> Olivier CHIROUZE
> I&0 Infrastructure
> Volvo Information Technology
>  
>
>   
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark A. Craig [mailto:mark.a.craig@gmail.com] 
>> Sent: 04 May 2007 08:58
>> To: users@httpd.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Tools for better viewing Apache 
>> access logs?
>>
>> Yep, I've wound up finding and downloading nearly a dozen alleged log 
>> analyzers, but most of them seem to do things I don't want while not 
>> doing what I do want, which is a simple columnar display of the logs, 
>> perhaps with a few filtering or sorting choices.  I actually screwed 
>> around with importing the log into Excel, which got me closer 
>> to what I 
>> want (at the moment) than any of those analyzers I've 
>> installed so far.  
>> One of them even made things MORE confused, because it functioned 
>> through the browser by hitting the server and adding dozens of new 
>> irrelevant hits to the Apache log.  What's that old science 
>> cliche about 
>> the act of observation altering the subject?  >:-(
>>
>> Mark
>>
>> Joshua Slive wrote:
>>     
>>> On 5/3/07, Mark A. Craig <mark.a.craig@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>       
>>>> Thanks again to those who helped me get past my BSOD 
>>>>         
>> problem and finally
>>     
>>>> put Apache to use.  Now that I'm using it, I'm wondering 
>>>>         
>> if there's some
>>     
>>>> tool that exists to enhance and restructure the display of 
>>>>         
>> information
>>     
>>>> in Apache's access log?  I'd like to view the log with a 
>>>>         
>> hostname and
>>     
>>>> more column-structured, in particular.  The previous 
>>>>         
>> server I was using
>>     
>>>> included hostnames and displayed everything in 
>>>>         
>> well-ordered columns, and
>>     
>>>> I found those to be a very helpful features.  Is there a 
>>>>         
>> viewing utility
>>     
>>>> for Apache that can display the log in (configurable) columns and
>>>> resolve the IP addresses to hostnames and display those as well?
>>>>
>>>> That hostname feature was how I immediately knew when the U.S.
>>>> government had been snooping on my blog:
>>>> 150.148.0.27/wallwhale-pub.fda.gov.  ;-)
>>>>         
>>> If you want to see what is happening on your server at a particular
>>> moment, check mod_status and the server-status handler.
>>>
>>> If you want to see hostnames, you'll need to turn 
>>>       
>> HostnameLookups On,
>>     
>>> but that will have performance effects.
>>>
>>> If what you want is just to better analyze requests to your 
>>>       
>> server in
>>     
>>> general, you should use a log analysis tool. Try googling 
>>>       
>> for "Apache
>>     
>>> log analysis" and similar...
>>>
>>> Joshua.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
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