[ILUG] Web Access Monitoring
RoyW at imsi.com
Thu Feb 8 12:44:13 GMT 2001
We are using static ip addr's, how about some of the commercial
packages can they do it, i.e. how long someone spent ata website?
From: Donncha O Caoimh [mailto:donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com]
Sent: 08 February 2001 12:28
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Web Access Monitoring
As John says, it's really not possible to figure out how long someone
stays on a website. Right at this moment I have 9 Netscape windows open.
All you can say for sure is that someone went to a site. For that Squid
is excellent, and there are log analysers you can use to print out a
formatted report of usage. Might be hard to track down a particular user
if you're using DHCP though..
John Malone wrote:
> Thought of squid?
> Its a web proxy. It'll give you lots of logs similar ish to apache logs.
> Not sure how accurate the timing would be. The only way you'll know if
> they have left the site is if they ask for another page. Even then they
> could be using a different window. It's not really possible (that I know
> of) to accurately find out whether a person is still looking at a web
> site or not. If thats what your after...
> * At 09:29, Roy White wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > I have been asked to get a solution for web access monitoring, not
> > blocking just monitoring. I was going to use ipchains and log all
> > port 80 to the outside world, but the question I have is how do I find
> > (with reasonable accuracy) how long a person spends on any one site if I
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