Refering to my log analysis

I talked a while back about an aspect of Logfile Analysis referred to in the TIDSR as Referer Analysis. In simple terms, this looks are the Referer portion of the logfiles and attempts to find patterns or identify interesting items. … Continue reading

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User Agent Analysis – Part 2: Name those agents

In writing a system to parse the myriad of User Agent strings that appear in our podcast hosting logs, I have come across a number of interesting (on a very geeky level) observations. Short background is that I have sampled … Continue reading

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User Agent Analysis

As part of a suite of software tools we’re developing to analyse our disparate sources of tracking data, I have been looking at log files (e.g. those produced by Apache Web Server) and in particular, how to breakdown and analyse … Continue reading

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Basic Log File Analysis With Analog

A common technique for getting data summaries out of log files is to use a log file analyser. There are a small number of freely available applications that do this type of analysis, one of which is called Analog. This … Continue reading

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Fishing with a broken net

We have talked about how we can collect data from our webservers, that we have a (presently growing) range of webservers in the ecosystem we want to observe, and that we can only observe a limited number of those webservers. … Continue reading

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