[TriLUG] Web Usage Tracking...
Rev. Christian J Hedemark
chris at yonderway.com
Fri Sep 28 14:36:02 EDT 2001
The Other Chris writes again:
> I need to be able to track the web activities of our people. We already
> a Linux firewall, and thinking that that is a natural choke point, I
> it would be handy if said software could run on it. Do I have any
One word: Squid.
Squid is EXCELLENT for this purpose. There are other add-ons to provide
HTML-based reporting of web activity. It will also make you a hero if your
company is going through the pain of needing yet another T1 to accomidate
load. I've seen quite a bit of savings when users were forced through a
caching proxy. Colocating it on the firewall is one choice. Or you can use
a firewall rule to divert all http traffic to a second machine (running
squid) who is the only machine allowed to go straight through the firewall
for common web ports.
Reverend Christian J Hedemark II
"Those who are willing to sacrifice essential liberties for a little order,
will lose both and deserve neither." - Benjamin Franklin
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