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Analyse Your Web Server in 10 Minutes

Introduction

  • August 23, 1999
  • By James Andrews

If you are trying to run a web site, perhaps the top questions are "Where is my traffic coming from? Who are these people and why are they visiting my site?" To answer these questions the initial course of action is to examine the log files. One of the acknowledged leaders in logfile analysis on Unix-based servers is the `analog' program. analog is available on Linux, of course, and that's what we will be looking at here. Within 10 minutes you will have

  • Installed analog from a package
  • Edited an analog configuration file
  • Set up a cron job to do daily reports
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