Log File Converter WAR
- OK I hope this can end the log file converter WAR!
Thanks to Jean Noel HAYART
With his release of Webalizer2.01.06.R01 that reads IIS log files
There is no more need to convert before running Webalizer.
So I guess that the Saturday afternoon I spent re-writing my
Visual Basic code to VB Script was wasted.
Yes Mr. David A. Pérez I did write the script!
Yes Mr. David A. Pérez I did "steal" the idea of doing it in VBS from
Because the VB EXE would return to the command prompt before the
file had finished writing and webalizer could not find the converted
I needed to have the time zone difference converted and your script
did not support that function. Maybe you never noticed that IIS stores
The time in GMT but I'm 6 hours from that and the time of day
Report was way off for me.
Which brings me to a request of Jean Noel HAYART
Could you possibly add a switch for time difference?
As for Mr. Pérez I'll pass on any lessons on being a PERSON from you!
You come in here and FLAME my ass without looking at the facts then
Try in insult me by calling me a "hacker".
I think that is kind of hypocritical of you when you turn around and
my web site and delete files! I'm not that proud of that little
make it worth all that. You can have it!
I apologize to the rest of the users in this group who are
professionals and not HACKER KIDS for having to listen to this
- Hi Kevin,
> OK I hope this can end the log file converter WAR!I do not see any war.
I just felt so bad when I saw that you copy the script line by line,
just changing the name of some variables, adding your own comments a
new switch, that I had to do anything.
I shouldn't do what I did, but put it this way, I did not delete
anything in your machines, except the logs and two Visual Basic
programs that I will return to you if you do not have a back up, and
now you know that there is a security hole in your network.
Jean Noel HAYARTM did I great job including IIS support into
Webalizer, but the script that I did still being valid, because it is
not just a converter, it is a "search script". I think that is so
easy to use it to locate 404 and 500 errors, and most important, 401
errors to locate intruders :) (if the intruders do not delete the
logs ;) Plus I'm includding support for MDaemon (an email server),
and I will add support for anything else if anyone require it.
And now, I do apologize for all this shit-cross-off-topic-messages.
Let's work together :)
a) IIS can save the time in GMT (default) or local.
b) If anyone forgot to change the default de default, let's ad tehj
swtich to the script. Send me the code, and I will add it to the
script and, or course, your name, as it should be.
c) You mention anything about reading more than one file at once?
Let's do it.
Instead of loosing our times in this stupid messages, we'll do it
better putting our efforts together. I would be better for us, and
for all the Webalizer users.
I'm sorry for this off topic, but I hope that from now on, everybody
will benefit from our differences.
David A. Pérez
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