WebTrends replacement

Daniel B. Thurman dant at cdkkt.com
Sat Dec 17 20:41:19 UTC 2005

>From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com
>[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com]On Behalf Of Steven Stern
>Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2005 11:12 AM
>To: For users of Fedora Core releases
>Subject: Re: WebTrends replacement
>David Cary Hart wrote:
>> On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 11:20:49 -0600
>> Steven Stern <subscribed-lists at sterndata.com> opined:
>>>Claude Jones wrote:
>>>>A previous employee had purchased WebTrends to monitor our Website
>>>>with. I now inherit this task, and I'm wondering if there's an open
>>>>source alternative that people like. They're hitting us for a $1300
>>>>support renewal, and I'm not convinced its really needed. I'm
>>>>looking at the various projects out there, but is there anyone
>>>>familiar with WebTrends and the oss alternatives who has some
>>>>observations they could share on the subject?  FWIW, our website is
>>>>hosted on an IIS server. 
>>>Have you looked at awstats?  No one was using the advanced features
>>>of webtrens for our sites. I replaced it with awstats and they're
>>>happy with it.
>> He has a windows server running IIS. BTW, I suspect (judging from my
>> logs) that there is a new awstats exploit du jour (due to 
>the amount of
>> activity related to aws).
>I'm running awstats on both Linux and Windows machines.  The hits on 
>awstats in my logs seem to be for the last set of vulnerabilities.
>   Steve

The last time I ran awstats on a windows iis server (per 4 months ago),
it would take forever to process the log files (because logs are maintained
over MANY files) and it got to a point where the waiting html page would
timeout or the processing script seems to want to run to infinity.  Awstats
finally got to a point where it was no longer usesful.

I hope the design of awstats log processing has recently changed before I
will consider it worth my time.


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