Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#3233 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make the VisiTor scripts accept more web log formats

Reported by: karsten Owned by:
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The VisiTor scripts (both Java and Python) parse a web server log and the exit list archives to tell how many of the requests come from Tor users. They currently require Apache's combined log format ("%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-agent}i\"") as input. If users have a different format, they need to transform their log to said format before passing it to VisiTor.

We should also support Apache's common log format ("%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b"). This format doesn't have the User-agent string and can therefore not detect Torbutton users. But knowing whether users connect via the Tor network, with or without Torbutton, can still be a useful result.

Are there further commonly used web log formats that we should support?

Setting priority to minor, because I haven't heard of many VisiTor users lately.

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by karsten

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Haven't heard of a single VisiTor user in the past 10 months. Won't fix.

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