I've looked at various log analysers, though not in the past year or so.
I settled on using Analog.
Yes, the reports don't look great. It is difficult to configure,
requiring a fairly good grasp of regular expressions, and much reading
of manual files, but the output is reliable which is one thing I can say
about Webalizer - it seems to be hopelessly inaccurate when trying to do
You can also download a package that'll creat nice graphs from Analog
input, although the last time I tried it it required a lot of Perl
modules, and I didn't have time to go install them. (No, even CPAN gave
me trouble.. this was on a very old box!)
I think someone has bought a copy of Webtrends but I haven't had time to
set it up yet.
ad at m.beecher.net wrote:
>> Been looking at installing a new/better log analyzer for a while. I have
> Webalizer on one machine but my clients aren't mad about it, and it's pretty
> much dead as a project anyway, it hasn't been updated since 2000. Analog is
> ugly, I don't like it at all. Wusage is pretty but it's proprietry and it
> hasn't been updated in a while either.
>> So I'm looking for something:
>> pretty (or at least reasonably good-looking);
> intuitive (easy to understand, even to the dumbest clients);
> easy to install (it doesn't have to be RPM, but it'd be nice);
> open source (for preferance); and
> free (or affordable anyway).
>> Failing all of that, what do you recommend?
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