Announcing wwwstat-0.1 -- an access log summary program

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Sat, 15 Jan 1994 00:16:14 -0800

This message is to announce the availability of wwwstat Version 0.1 --
a new program for analyzing NCSA httpd_1.0 server access logs and printing
an HTML-formatted summary report. The program is written in Perl
and, once customized for your site, should work on any UNIX-based system
with Perl 4.019 or better. The program is in the public domain (i.e. FREE).

As an example of what wwwstat can do for you, look
<A HREF=""> here </A>
to see UC Irvine's Department of Information & Computer Science
WWW server statistics.

For more information and access to the wwwstat-0.1 distribution,
point your WWW client at

<A HREF=""> wwwstat-0.1 </A>.

The intention is that wwwstat be run as a crontab entry just before
midnight, with its output redirected to the site's summary file.
It could easily be modified to run as a CGI script, but that
is not recommended for slow processors or heavily utilized servers.

Obviously, versions of this program would also be nice for the Plexus
and CERN servers. However, I found that much of the logic for finding
file names was just too specific to the NCSA server to justify all the
other work of making this general. Feel free to do so yourself.

Version History:

Known problems
Cannot estimate the transmission of bytes from scripts.
Ignores the fact that some accesses may have been denied.

Version 0.1 January 14, 1994
Added support for HTML output.
Added reversed subdomain statistics.
Added the logic for grouping files in archive sections.
Rewrote the whole damn thing.

Version 0.0
Originally from fwgstat 0.35 ( with all the
extra options stripped out and many bugs fixed. In turn,
fwgstat was heavily based on xferstats, which is packaged with
the Wuarchive FTP daemon. Fwgstat is good for multi-server stats.

If you have any suggestions, bug reports, fixes, enhancements,
or praise, send them to me at <>.

Have fun,

....Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA