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Is it normal when the request line of apache log contains a ~username component?

I have a site at a big hosting company and I checked the apache log generated by the site and I saw requests like this in it: "GET hostname/~username/proj/favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" Where hostname is ...
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Why do I see requests from BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE) in my server access log and what should I do about them?

My server keeps getting requests with user agent identified as BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE). The first one arrived 2013-09-14 22:13:17 CEST, the last one yet about three days ago, 2014-08-12 06:05:39 CEST. ...
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Requests for site not hosted on my server [duplicate]

I am seeing http get requests in my servers access log for a site that is not hosted on my server and also the dns records of the site do not point to my server the domain points to 3 ip addresses in ...
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Google isn't indexing AJAX URLs even after fetching them with _escaped_fragment

I'm still in the process of making my site crawlable through Google even though it's all AJAX content. I got it where if the URL contains escaped_fragment_ it retrieves the right information form the ...
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When does Apache log to access.log - before or after serving the request?

Reading this post "Understanding Apache Access Log" it refers to http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/logs.html which says %t is the time the server finished processing the request. By this I ...
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Where is this traffic coming from, and how can I block it in Google Analytics?

We're seeing Google Analytics report a huge amount of hits and large drop rate on some of our pages, but investigating this further reveals more questions than answers. For instance, one page is ...
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Appending Apache log files with the date

I used to use cronolog to manage my Apache log files. However, after getting back into website hosting, I noticed it is no longer being updated. I want to append the date of the log file, so I have ...
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Strange entry in access log containing /RS=

I have recently launched a client’s site and for the last few days and with increasing frequency I am seeing strange entries into the access log. [28/Feb/2014:06:26:53 +0800] "GET ...
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Using Information from Log File to Combat Spam

I'm dealing with a site (not Wordpress, nor any other CMS) that was previously hacked and at that time I had found a php file in the images directory that was being used to generate spam from the ...
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Why would \x escaped URLs appear in my WAMP server logs?

I have set up a local WAMP on my server which is accessible over the internet. What is this strange traffic? Normal request traffic would look like this: /directiory/index.php, but those requests ...
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Getting really weird entries in Apache log from Baidu.com?

I was looking through my server logs today, and I noticed this: (it's all one row) 118.244.179.250 - - [16/Oct/2013:20:59:25 +0000] "GET ...
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How do I block a user-agent from Apache

How do I realize a UA string block by regular expression in the config files of my Apache webserver? For example: if I would like to block out all bots from Apache on my debian server, that have the ...
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Server log what does “ho=<something>” mean?

I have got a Joomla site that got hacked and I am looking at the server logs and I see something like: GET /bind.php ...
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Make Apache encode or replace quotes instead of escaping them?

In the dcoumentation I read Format Notes For security reasons, starting with version 2.0.46, non-printable and other special characters in %r, %i and %o are escaped using \xhh sequences, where ...
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detailed access statistics for audio files

We have an external hosting company for our video files. They provide us with detailed access statistics e.g. The duration how long how many people have seen a specific video. This is quite ...
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Is there a way to know if apache receives a request from a public IP not local to your country?

I'm looking for ways to know if an apache server receives a request , from another country (e.g germany) considering its a fair request (no spam , or proxies). I want it either to appear this as a ...
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Reading apache logs is there a way i can know of concurnent users limit?

I want to know on a analysis layer from apache logs which can tell me if the # of concurrent logins (using same username) has exceeded e.g more then 4. Is such a thing can be automated or it requires ...
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Can apache logs tell between encryped and un-encrypted traffic?

Is there a way by just looking at the apache logs you can tell if the user-credentials is encrypted or not? Meaning some kind of encryption e.g ssl or plain-text. Thanks.
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How to know in apache logs if the application has crashed?

I need some help in finding some log pattern in apache logs related to application cash? Is there a specific key word attached related to this event e.g 'crash'. Thanks.
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How to log username in Apache logs?

I need some help regarding how to log the user-name into apache logs. I'm building a use-case for Security Information Event Management. Is the method the same in case of IIS or just applicable to ...
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“File does not exist” in Apache error log when mod_rewrite is using

I am getting below error in server log, when re-writing the URLs. [Fri Jan 25 11:32:57 2013] [error] [client ***IP***] File does not exist: ...
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How to download /var/log via ftp cpanel

I have a cpanel based server and I want to download /var/log so I can analyze why the server crash yesterday. However, if I login as regular user I can't download the file because it doesn't give me ...
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Is there a modern (eg NoSQL) web analytics solution based on log files?

I have been using Awstats for many years to process my log files. But I am missing many possibilities (like cross-domain reports) and I hate being stuck with extra fields I created years ago. ...
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Tell apache to point to a subfolder as default starting point for public

What would be the different methods of telling Apache to serve up httpdocs/public instead of httpdocs as the default starting point? I want to be able to have my includes and logs directories behind ...
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Apache on Windows - splitting vHost logs

I have a Windows Server 2008 running Apache, and it will be hosting several virtual hosts. I'd rather not use the logrotate tool (|bin/logrotate), as it seems create significant extra overhead with ...
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Include number and date in Apache log file names

I'm trying to figure out how to include the current date and the IP number of the current host inside the Apache log file names, but I fail how to see how I can do that. Part of that has to do with ...
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Tool for clickstream anlyzing of Apache logs?

Are there any good tools to analyze the clickstream of individual users in Apache web server logs? For example, I'd like to be able to click on a visitors IP address and see all pages the user ...
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Track actions of paying customers

I'm looking for software that can analyze my Apache log files (or some other source) and tell me, from the visitors that actually bought something from my site, some profiling information; like time ...
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How to block malicious requests before they reach Apache?

I have a RESTful web service that gets hit by a large number of requests coming from various IPs with dummy logins and random inputs. I have already denied these requests at the HTTP level (using the ...
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http://www.example.com/http://www.example.com/ in Apache log?

I run a website, let's say www.example.com. On it I have a path and file, say www.example.com/path/file.html. The Apache log lists GET requests like: GET /path/file.html HTTP/1.1 Which is correct, ...
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Apache log analytic's

Been trying for a while to get this script fully working I think I'm nearly there. Ok so I basically need the script to show 3 things, email address - Browser type - Time logged in. ...
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Grep directory name

Need a script to grep within a directory for folders named by emails (so looking for the @) to then search the apache logs to see if the email address grep'ed has accessed the website today. Then ...
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Apache logging based on user agent

I'd like to update my apache logging so that its destination is based on the user agent string or file type. Specifically, I would like to send my googlebot requests to their own log file, and I ...
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How do large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs?

I'm wondering how large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs. A write to the disk on every request seems a little bit uneconomical, but is Google Analytics that reliable to use it as your ...