Installing "Analog" - Web Log File Analysis Tool

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install 'Analog' for Web server log file analysis.

The Web server is doing a great job to record every HTTP request in the log file. You can open it in text editor and look at it. But Web server could receive hundreds or thousands of requests a day. The log file will have thousands of records. You definitely need a tool to analyze it and generate some statistics reports.

One of the most popular Web log file tool is called "analog". Here is its home page: http://www.analog.cx/. Here is how I downloaded and installed "analog" on my Windows system.

1. Go to http://www.analog.cs/ and download analog_60w32.zip. The file size is about 1717 KB.

2. Unzip analog_60w32.zip to c:\local\analog.

3. Test it in a command window:

>cd c:\local\analog
>analog
analog: analog version 6.0/Win32
analog: Warning E: Redirecting future diagnostic messages to error...
  (For help on all errors and warnings, see docs/errors.html)

4. Open c:\local\analog\report.html with Web browser. You should see a nice statistics report generated from a sample log file:

Web Server Statistics for [my organisation]
Program started at Sun-dd-Mmm-yyyy 14:17. 
Analysed requests from Fri-31-Dec-1999 10:11 to Tue-04-Jan-2000 ...

General Summary
...

Great, "analog" installed correctly.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Web Server Log File Samples - IIS and Apache

Installing "Analog" - Web Log File Analysis Tool

 Configuring "Analog" to Process Log Files

 Processing Apache Log Files with "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version