Announcing wwwstat-0.2 -- an access log summary program

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Fri, 21 Jan 1994 22:19:55 -0800

This message is to announce the availability of wwwstat Version 0.2 --
a 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-0.2 distribution,
point your World-Wide Web client at

<A HREF=""> wwwstat-0.2 </A>.

For those of you without offsite http access but with ftp access, wwwstat is
also available via anonymous ftp at:


Version History:

Known problems [Due to limits of info in access_log]
Assumes that a file's size has not changed since the access.
Cannot estimate the transmission of bytes from scripts.
Ignores the fact that some accesses may have been denied.
Ignores any Redirection directives.

Version 0.2 January 21, 1994
Added support for the /~username form of files.
Added general support for Alias and ScriptAlias configurations.
Now reads the server config file to get site configuration.
Sped up the process by caching file sizes (fewer file stats).
Added options to display full IP addresses in subdomain listing.
Expanded some form field sizes. Now sorts archive section by name.

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, or enhancements,
send them to me at <>. Unless some serious bugs
are discovered, I do not anticipate making any more releases until
the NCSA httpd access_log format changes.

Have fun,

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