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3420Re: [webalizer] Digest Number 987

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  • Ron Hoeflinger
    Nov 16, 2005
      I'm evaluating several statistics programs. I suspect the members of
      this group prefer webalizer over the others (even those that are
      free). Could anyone comment about their choice over the others
      (particularly Awstats).

      Ron



      On Nov 16, 2005, at 4:45 PM, webalizer@yahoogroups.com wrote:

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      > There are 4 messages in this issue.
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      > 1. webalizer reports with timezone offset
      > From: "utdrmac" <dr_mac@...>
      > 2. Re: webalizer reports with timezone offset
      > From: "Bradford L. Barrett" <brad@...>
      > 3. Re: webalizer reports with timezone offset
      > From: "Luc I. Suryo" <luc@...>
      > 4. Re: webalizer reports with timezone offset
      > From: "Dave Patton [DCP]" <dpatton@...>
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      > Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 16:52:29 -0000
      > From: "utdrmac" <dr_mac@...>
      > Subject: webalizer reports with timezone offset
      >
      > Hey guys,
      > We run our webserver in GMT mode. (Server is actually in Central (-
      > 6)). Is there a way to tell webalizer that it operates in GMT but to
      > display results in CST?
      >
      > For example, our biggest usage is around 10AM CST. But this shows up
      > in webalizer reports as 1400GMT.
      >
      > Is there a way to tell webalizer to simply subtract an arbitrary
      > amount of time from the reports so they display correctly for our TZ?
      >
      > Other suggestions welcome too.
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Matthew
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      > Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 12:15:46 -0500 (EST)
      > From: "Bradford L. Barrett" <brad@...>
      > Subject: Re: webalizer reports with timezone offset
      >
      >
      >> Hey guys,
      >> We run our webserver in GMT mode. (Server is actually in Central (-
      >> 6)). Is there a way to tell webalizer that it operates in GMT but to
      >> display results in CST?
      >
      > Nope.. the webalizer does not alter timestamps in any fashion.. just
      > reports them as it finds them. If you run your server in GMT, and the
      > logs are written with GMT times, that's what you get. Some web
      > servers
      > will allow you to change the way timestamps are written however, so
      > you
      > may be able to do something on the web server end of things
      > depending on
      > what software you are using.
      >
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      > Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 10:36:39 -0700
      > From: "Luc I. Suryo" <luc@...>
      > Subject: Re: webalizer reports with timezone offset
      >
      >
      >
      > fyi: I did some modification to webalizer (long time ago) to allow
      > this
      > and it works like a charm... but this is not a supported version/hack
      > and onlt tested under Solaris...
      >
      > form one of my config:
      >
      > # OffsetType defines what type of offset should be use for calculation
      > # of the stats. Offset type 0=offset, 1=timezone. Depend on your need
      > # using OffsetType 0 is advisable if you do not care of diff.
      > timezones
      > # use by the virtual hosts or if all virtual host are in the same
      > # timezone as the system.
      >
      > OffsetType 0
      >
      > # TimeOffset defines the a mount of whole hours difference with the
      > # system own timezone. So if the server is in Central Time one
      > # would need to set TimeOffset -1 for sites that in Mountain Time
      > # and TimeOffset 1 for sites that are in the East Time.
      >
      > TimeOffset 0
      >
      > # TimeZone is a strings display to on the stat pages but also use
      > to calculate
      > # offset if OffsetType was set to 1. So be carefull to put a
      > correct timezone
      > # Here are soem example : US/Central, America/Chicago, Europe/
      > London, Europe/Paris
      > # Using OffsetType=2 and a correcy Timezone will allow one to get
      > the correct
      > # date & time when day saving time is in use and a virtual host
      > does not
      > # have use day saving time.
      >
      > TimeZone America/Mountain
      >
      >
      >>
      >>> Hey guys,
      >>> We run our webserver in GMT mode. (Server is actually in Central (-
      >>> 6)). Is there a way to tell webalizer that it operates in GMT but to
      >>> display results in CST?
      >>
      >> Nope.. the webalizer does not alter timestamps in any fashion.. just
      >> reports them as it finds them. If you run your server in GMT, and
      >> the
      >> logs are written with GMT times, that's what you get. Some web
      >> servers
      >> will allow you to change the way timestamps are written however,
      >> so you
      >> may be able to do something on the web server end of things
      >> depending on
      >> what software you are using.
      >>
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      > Message: 4
      > Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 09:46:57 -0800
      > From: "Dave Patton [DCP]" <dpatton@...>
      > Subject: Re: webalizer reports with timezone offset
      >
      > utdrmac wrote:
      >> Hey guys,
      >> We run our webserver in GMT mode. (Server is actually in Central (-
      >> 6)). Is there a way to tell webalizer that it operates in GMT but to
      >> display results in CST?
      >>
      >> For example, our biggest usage is around 10AM CST. But this shows up
      >> in webalizer reports as 1400GMT.
      >>
      >> Is there a way to tell webalizer to simply subtract an arbitrary
      >> amount of time from the reports so they display correctly for our TZ?
      >>
      >> Other suggestions welcome too.
      >
      > Have the script that runs webalizer first run a script/program
      > against the real logfile to produce a copy with all the
      > timestamps adjusted to CST, then run webalizer against
      > that adjusted logfile.
      >
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