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The Logging Property Sheet

Path To Store Logs At: This is the directory on your computer where Savant will store the log files. By default, this will be a subdirectory of the directory you installed Savant in named "Logs". (Usually C:\Savant\Logs)

General Log: The General log has the highly imaginative default name of "general.txt". The General log is just that - it keeps a sequential record of every HTTP request that Savant receives. It's composed of entries that follow the format of: - - [03/Aug/1998:21:19:32 +0600] "GET /index.html" 200 1337
DNS Entry - - [Day/Month/Year:Time (GMT) +0600] "Method /filename" error code bytes

The DNS Entry field lists the DNS entry (or IP address if they don't have a DNS entry or you disable Reverse DNS Lookup) of the person looking at your web site. The date and time fields are pretty self-explanatory; the time is in your local time zone. The +0600 (or something like that, depending on your time zone) is a reminder that Greenwich is 6 hours ahead of the Central Time zone in the US. (I live in the Central Time zone.) The Method field lists the type of method the web server used to request the data, while the filename field gives the location and name of the file that was requested. Error code is the error code returned by Savant upon completion of the request - an error code of 200 means that the request was served properly with no problems. The bytes field gives the number of bytes that were sent by Savant to complete the transaction.

The Hit Log: The Hit log keeps a record of how many times each file on your web site has been accessed, and the time of the last access. Each file on your web site that has been accessed by a client has an entry in the Hit log of the following format:

/index.html=2 03/Aug/1998:21:19:38 +0600
filename = number of accesses date:time +0600

Filename is the location and name of the file that the log entry is for, Number of Accesses is the number of times the file has been successfully served to a client, and the date and time are self-explanatory. Optionally the Hit log can keep a count of the number of connections made to your web site, the number of files successfully sent, and the number of kilobytes served.

The Reference Log: The Reference log keeps a record of every file accessed on your web site, arranged by file name. Each file on your web site has an entry, and below it is a listing of every DNS entry or IP address that has accessed the file, along with the total number of accesses made from that location and the time of the last access. An example for the file "index.html" is:

[/index.html] 03/Aug/1998:21:19:38 +0600
DNS Entry = Number of Accesses Date:Time of Last Access +0600

This is a nifty log, because you can see what one particular person is looking at on your web site, and how often they're looking at it.

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