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Squid access log - how to log just the domain, not the whole URL?

Posted on 2007-03-20
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In the Squid access log there is a lot of info being logged by default. I have already limited all of the redundant info I am not interested in to save some space. However, the most space is taken by the accessed URL. I don't want to log the whole URL but just the domain name the user accessed - e.g. instead of logging "http://domain.com/somedir/somefile.html" I want to have just "domain.com" written to the logs.

I have read the info at http://www.visolve.com/squid/squid30/logs.php#logformat but could not find the option I am looking for so maybe there is no way around it. But maybe there is ;)

Thanks!

Tomas

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by:pablouruguay
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check this URL with an example and folow the thred if you need

http://www.squid-cache.org/mail-archive/squid-users/200610/0584.html
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by:tomfra
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That's a solution for something completely different I am afraid. They discuss having a separate access log for each of the domains the users visit while I want to have just one access log and simply do not record the whole URL the users visit but just the domain name part.
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by:tomfra
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I have come to conclusion it is not possible to log just the domain name instead of the full URL with Squid 3. It could probably be done in the source code only which I am not really interested although if someone believes it would be easy enough to "hack" the source in such a way, please let me know.

Apparently, the logical solution is to log the whole URL and get rid of all of the unnecessary info on the log processing script side although there are some disadvantages with this solution too.

Tomas

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