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How do I create a custom Apache log (with just htaccess files) that logs filenames (and paths)?

I have 1and1 shared hosting (for better or worse) and Apache configuration is done via htaccess files - no access to configuration files is provided. I want to create a custom log to log accesses to ...
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Why would a user agent string contain both “Samsung” and “AppleWebKit”?

Investigating an issue on a website, I see an entry in the Apache log with this User Agent setting: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.0.0; SAMSUNG SM-G955U Build/R16NW) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like ...
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Google Proxy IP's in my company website access log from company user

For whatever strange reason, a user within my company has requests proxied through google proxy servers to our company website.. Instead of her requests coming from office ip to our website, its ...
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Strange Bingbot hits in my website access logs

I'm seeing many hits to my site recently in the access logs and I'm not sure what to do with them. The pages they are trying to reach do not exist and they say they are coming from Bingbot, but I don'...
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Should an IP be automatically blacklisted for a given timeframe after so many bad requests within a minute?

This seemed like the best site to ask this question based on the tour so here goes. I have a WordPress blog site that I've developed a custom theme for and when someone lands on the 404.php file from ...
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How To View Search Landing Pages In AWStats Or CPanel Log Analyzer [closed]

I understand that AWStats shows landing pages and search phrases separately. Also, it will show the number of visits from search engines: I'm looking for a script or some way to customize the data so ...
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How log rotation is done in Tomcat for access logs

How log rotation is done in Tomcat ie catalina.out and access.out ? We can logrotate for catalina.out : # vim /etc/logrotate.d/tomcat7 /var/log/tomcat7/catalina.out { copytruncate daily # ...
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What is this bot in server logs?

Noticed this bot in the top ten bots in the server logs: dwbot Coming from the United States. Does any one have any idea what it is?
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Find domain on access_logs in Apache

I am in charge of a server that is receiving strange requests for a file that doesn't exist and it never existed and I am trying to find which account they are coming from (CentOS + Plesk) The logs ...
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Can I limit content scrapers by counting the number of hits from an IP?

I would like to ban aggressive scrapers that access x number of pages in an hour, say 1000. I plan to implement such a check via fail2ban and count the hits from the same ip via access logs. Should I ...
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What is the proper way to indicate that my site doesn't have an RSS feed?

I have a website that is showing that there are attempts to access /rss in my server logs, but we don't have an RSS feed. What is the best way to show that there is no RSS feed for my site? Should I ...
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How to analyze aggresive Google ad clicks using Apache logs

Last week I received email from Google that they are blocking my AdSense account because they traced extensive ad clicks and asked to provide the server logs for further assessment. I have sent them ...
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Determining if a visitor left your server

We have an Apache server running a PHP website. The site is an e-commerce shop. We currently use Barclays as the payment provider but are seeing a lot of customers drop out at the point at which we ...
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Strange series of page visits to my web site

In my web log I see 5 hits (to the same web page) all about the same time but from different parts of the world: 180.247.114.192 /RelFinder?personId=17586 - From: null 2014-01-10 00:26:40.0 ...
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Is there any profiling tool to measure web application performance by identifying common interactions paths?

I would like to measure how long it takes to complete a single operation such as "UPDATING AGE ON A CUSTOMER FORM", "INSERT A NEW CUSTOMER" in my web application. Is there any tool with some web ...
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Apache log naming conventions

I run 30+ sites out of my dedicated server (running CentOS). Some of these are subdomains. I currently use this pattern as a log file naming convention, in /etc/httpd/logs: site_com-error_log ...