Access log

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

access logWhen referring to a web page, an access log is a file or group of files containing a list of each of the files accessed on a server. Most servers log the IP address, date, time, file, browser, operating system, or the referring page. Below is an example of how an entry in the access log may look. - - [22/Feb/2005:17:32:27 -0800] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 200 1406 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1" ""

Most users do not require access a raw access log because many web hosts have a report or chart automatically generated from the log. If you need to find who or what is accessing a file or everything an address accessed on the server, it can be found in the raw access log.

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