Apache log analysis using Python

Friday, 11 October 2002, 4:03 PM EST

Until recently I used a combination of command line utilities (grep, tail, sort, wc, less, awk) to extract this information from the access log. But some complex calculations were difficult and time-consuming to perform using these tools. I needed a more powerful solution - a programming language to crunch the data.

Enter Python. Python is fast becoming my favorite language, and was the perfect tool for solving this problem. I created a framework in Python for performing generic text file analysis, and then utilized this framework to glean information from my Apache access log.

This article first explains the framework, and then describes two examples that use it. My hope is that by the end of this article you will be able to use this framework for analyzing your own text files.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Hackers indicted for stealing Apache helicopter training software

Posted on 1 October 2014.  |  Members of a computer hacking ring have been charged with breaking into computer networks of prominent technology companies and the US Army and stealing more than $100 million in intellectual property and other proprietary data.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Oct 2nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //