Analyzing domain Traffic

Posted on 2002-06-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-04

I want to analyze the amount of traffic for a domain. I do not want to use WebServer logs for doing this. I assume this can be achieved more accurately by using DNS Logs, by analyzing how many times that domain name is resolved. How do I do this?

I am interested in just finding the total amount of traffic for my domain.

Any Ideas?

Question by:amandeep
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ahoffmann earned 34 total points
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how would you counthow often your domain is resolveld?
Just assume that this informatin is cached a million times on other servers in the internet. Do you have acces to them all?
Forget about it.
EIther you need to analize your logs, or use a snuffer at *your* server (or the firewall in front of it).
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samri earned 33 total points
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I'm not quite understand the term "traffic for a domain". Does it mean anything that is targeted to "", or just the webtraffic (or any protocol) for certain service (http for example).

Perhaps you might want to look at Ntop.

If you are looking for Bandwith utilization:

As ahoffman's pointed out, sniffer, or ppacket analyzer, or protocol analyzer could also be used.


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petereilering earned 33 total points
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U can use ethereal.
This is a free network analyzing tool.
With advanced filter options
downloadable at


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