Trying something different with Webalizer - Tracking Browsers
- I was asked if it was possible to track individual workstation hitting a
internal website a few weeks ago. I have a registry edit that appends a unique
string to each browser entry and have some perl scripts that hack the logs up
into individual and department logs based upon that unique string. This has
worked great for getting webalizer logs based upon each PC but it has not met
the needs of my managers who want simpler way to look at the data.
Anyone know of a open source app that creates reports based upon individual
browsers with a unique identifier or possibly a client based app?
- I don't expect that you will find an existing open source app to do
this, because *rarely* will you find a website that has the opportunity
to track users based on User-Agent.
I wonder why you'd go to the trouble of modifying User-Agent when you
could simply have generated unique cookies for each workstation?
If you do find such a tool, I suspect it would track users based on
That being said, I also wonder what kind of "report" you are looking
for? A list of the URLs hit by the user (user-agent) and the time at
which they hit those URLs? A graph (what x/y variables?)?
IMO, you already have the best reporting tool (open source or
otherwise): PERL! Use the power! ;-)
--- tom <tom@...> wrote:
> I have a registry edit that appends=====
> a unique
> string to each browser entry and have some perl scripts that hack the
> logs up
> into individual and department logs based upon that unique string.
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