[EP-tech] Re: Eprints Log Analysis

Lighton Phiri lighton.phiri at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 10:25:19 GMT 2012


For what it's worth, the log file I am analyzing is from an EPrints 
2.2.1 (pepper) instance.

Lighton Phiri
http://lightonphiri.org

On 06/12/2012 12:18, Lighton Phiri wrote:
> I am trying to make sense of an eprints instance apache log file and
> was wondering if there is an easier way of identifying the following
> items by analysing the 'request line' in the log files
>
> 1. item deposits
> 2. item abstract or full metadata edits/access
> 3. oai-pmh/sword interaction from external sources
>
> As an initial step, I've managed to figure out that to solve items 1&
> 2, I would have to filter out entries resulting from authenticated
> sessions (basically checking if field 4 in log entry is NOT hyphen).
>
> A sample entry from a log file from eprints instance I am analysing is below.
>
> ***** Sample Log Entry *****
> [IP] [IP] - userid [29/Jan/2010:01:13:18 +0200] "GET
> /perl/users/record HTTP/1.1" 200 5531
> "http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/perl/users/home" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U;
> Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5.7 (.NET
> CLR 3.5.30729)"
>
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