Log File Analysis

Every time a remote user accesses a web page through EZproxy, EZproxy records an entry in the file ezproxy.log. For example, if a user accesses http://www.somedb.com/index.html, the log entry might look like this: - - [14/Mar/2008:09:39:18 -0700] "GET http://www.somedb.com:80/index.html HTTP/1.0" 200 1234

The default information recorded is in standard web server log file format. The exact information recorded can be customized to meet your particular needs. For more detail on the information recorded in this file, please see LogFormat .

Although EZproxy records usage information into ezproxy.log, it does not provide any way to analyze this information. The merits of various web file analysis programs along with strategies for analyzing ezproxy.log is a frequent topic of discussion on the EZproxy e-mail list. The archives of this list are available at ls.suny.edu/read/?forum=ezproxy . The keyword "analysis" is a good search term to locate messages on this topic.

OCLC does not endorse any particular web server log file analysis program. The following links to such programs are provided based on discussion on the EZproxy e-mail list.

AWStats   http://awstats.sourceforge.net/
EzPAARSE   http://ezpaarse.couperin.org
FastStats Analyzer   http://www.mach5.com/products/analyzer/
Sawmill   http://sawmill.net/
The Webalizer   http://www.mrunix.net/webalizer/
XpoLog   http://www.xpolog.com/

If you would like to recommend that a program be added to this list, please send an e-mail message to ezproxydoc@oclc.org.