Chapter Twelve. Server Maintenance


Ingredients:

· Server log files and their formats
· Tools to manage log files
· Handling errors found in log files

That terrible moment has arrived - washing-up time. An unfitting end to a wonderful meal. You can defer the chore, but sooner or later you have to deal with it. The longer you have waited, the more unpleasant it will be. You can wash-up by hand or use a dishwasher.


Table 12-1 FTPWebLog Software Snapshot


Locationhttp://www.netimages.com/
~snowhare/utilities/ftpweblog/
SourceYes (Perl)
Bugs snowhare@netimages.com


Table 12-2 Programs for Summarizing Web Server Log Files


LocationDescription
http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~sret1/analog/ Analog provides multiple report options.
http://www.eit.com/software/getstats/ Getstats compiles on many platforms supporting the gcc compiler. Also processes common log files produced by Plexus and gn.
http://dis.cs.umass.edu/stats/gwstat.html Gwstat processes HTML output from WWWstat producing graphical summaries as GIF files.
http://www.netgen.com/products/net.Analysis/ net.Analysis from net.Genesis is an example of a commercial product.
http://www.boutell.com/wusage/ Wusage from Boutell.Com Inc. is available free and is widely used.
http://www.ics.uci.edu/WebSoft/wwwstat/ WWWstat from the University of California, Irvine, produces HTML summaries and is widely used.


Table 12-3 WWWstat Software Snapshot


Locationhttp://www.ics.uci.edu/WebSoft/
wwwstat/

ftp://liege.ics.uci.edu/pub/arcadia/
wwwstat/

SourceYes (Perl).
Documentationhttp://hpux.ee.ualberta.ca/man/
Networking/WWW/wwwstat-1.0/
wwwstat-1.0.README.html
Bugs, Suggestionsfielding@ics.uci.edu