Keep logs of websites visited per client

Posted on 2014-11-04
Last Modified: 2014-11-04
Good day,

I am involved with a Wireless ISP and need a solution where customers can log into a system to see what websites were visted during the month, in other words what happened to their bandwidth.

We used a squid proxy server before, but it seems that it slows down the network. We have around 2000 customers.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Question by:Werner Lategan
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ID: 40421683
If possible, move squid to a more powerful server (better NIC, better CPU, more memory, faster hdd (preferable SSD).

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by:Werner Lategan
ID: 40421695
Would you say Squid is the best solution to use?
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Kimputer earned 500 total points
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Budget allowing, yes. Because you are free to upgrade, use other linux distros, change hardware etc.

If you bought a device (for instance, a UTM appliance), upgrading hardware would not be possible. You might even need to pay a yearly fee. Maybe it isn't even powerful enough for 2000 people.

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by:Werner Lategan
ID: 40421781
Thank you. Do you know of software which will allow the customer to log in with their username/password in order to  access this squid logs ? In the past we did this ourselves when the customer requested it. It will be nice if they have the ability to log in themselves.
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ID: 40421834
I'd say, serve on the same server, have squid export the logs periodically (or use a simple copy cronjob) it to a folder which you protected with htpasswd

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