website logging

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Farkum, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Farkum macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this is a newb question but I couldn't find a good answer on this anywhere.

    I have my home mac mini set up to share through website using snow leopards built in site sharing and homedns.org. Anyways, I would like a log file of ip addresses that access the website and what they download from it. Basically I use it for putting family photos or media that I want to share up with the family and I want to make sure nobody else is downloading it... at least not on a regular basis. The media center also has geektools installed so I was going to use that to show the log file on the desktop at all times.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You just need something like AWStats that looks at the Apache web logs. Just realize tracking IP addresses won't mean you know who is visiting the site and downloading things.
     
  3. star-fish macrumors regular

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  4. Farkum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    actually I figured it out. I set up geektools to show apache's accesslog file on the desktop. It is pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Tells me what files are being downloaded, when, and by what IP.
     
  5. star-fish macrumors regular

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    When you say 'downloading', do you mean loading an image on a page or clicking a button or link to download a file?
     

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