Re: how to read log report

Jennifer Crystal Fang-Chien (rainbow@leland.Stanford.EDU)
Tue, 27 Jun 1995 01:40:52 -0700 (PDT)

from my observation, here's a hack at reading reports:

>Subject: Art.Net log rpt(26/Jun): Art.Net Summary
(from your mail header)

>Date: Tue Jun 27 01:01:31 PDT 1995

the info is for the day of June 26, although the info was summarized
at 1am on tuesday june 27. the info covers 12:01am - 11:59pm on
June 26.

>Sites: 1640

Total number of unique site addresses who visited

If two people at the same company's host access, that's only
considered as one site. For example, several people may use the
machine "", but that's one site.

>Files: 2400

Total number of files (gif's, each html file, sound file, etc.) accessed.

This does not count the number of accesses. That is, if one of your
files is called up twenty times, it is only counted as one file under
this summary.

>Total Acceses: 20984

This count combines the number of times each file is called up.

That is, 2400 files were called up 20984 times.

Additional note: i think it was mentioned before that some visiting
machines archive accessed info for awhile; for example, if one person
using "" browses through, then the next
person using that machine would not need to access directly,
but would view pages from ""'s archives. i am not
sure how widespread this is...?

Personal log files are exactly the same. More notes below:

>Sites: 32
>Files: 32
>Total Acceses: 97

> 17
> 8
> 8

This is basically how many files each site accessed.

That is, viewed 17 files.

> 19 /Poets/Jennifer/mosaic/c9.gif
> 15 /Poets/Jennifer/index.html
> 11 /Poets/Jennifer/r42.GIF

This is how many times each file was accessed.

>The Access Log
> - - [26/Jun/1995:04:21:41 -0700] "GET /Poets/Jennifer/mosaic/c9.gif HTTP/1.0" 200 8766
> - - [26/Jun/1995:04:24:25 -0700] "GET /Poets/Jennifer/index.html HTTP/1.0" 200 2270
> - - [26/Jun/1995:04:24:28 -0700] "GET /Poets/Jennifer/r42.GIF HTTP/1.0" 200 59627
> - - [26/Jun/1995:04:28:44 -0700] "GET /Poets/Jennifer/journal.html HTTP/1.0" 200 710

This gives info on exactly who saw what, when. (kinda like a web site
peeping tom. ;)

For example, someone at at June 26, 4:21:41 AM saw the file
"/Poets/Jennifer/mosaic./c9.gif". And so on. By watching the time between
file accesses, you can kinda tell if that person spent any time examining
your work.

Well, hope this helps!

anyone else should let me know if i am off base.