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Re: Web Site Monitor

Subject: Re: Web Site Monitor
From: "Eric Dunbar"
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 23:20:18 -0500
On 26/02/07, Dave Howorth <[email protected]> wrote:
> Carsten Aulbert wrote:
> > Andy wrote:
> >> On 19/02/07, User Iam <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >> You could try awstats (its in the repositories).
> >> There is also webalizer (in Universe).
> >
> > If you go for awstats (it's a great tool), please remove the cgi-script
> > as soon as possible or make sure that no-one from the "evil" world can
> > run it. The past has shown it is not the safest script around.
> I have some log files to analyse that I've downloaded from a server. I
> got webalizer to analyse by crafting a reasonably simple command-line.
> Now I'm trying to use awstats and struggling. The docs say I should run
> a configure script that will modify my apache conf! I don't want to do
> that - the logs aren't from this machine. I haven't found any other docs
> describing how to run it. The help from the script itself suggests I
> need to prepare a config file, which appears to have 12 mandatory
> parameters and a bunch of others that may or may not be relevant.
> Is there an idiot's guide somewhere that explains the settings to use
> awstats on some pre-existing log files?

This is an indirect answer to your query -- create a virtual machine
in VMware and you can experiment to your heart's content without
worrying about your "production" machine (caveat -- you may learn a
lot more than you bargained for ;-).

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