Nik Clayton nik at
Wed Mar 8 15:23:33 GMT 2006

Jonathan McKeown wrote:
> A 10Kline CGI script, with most variables global and including its own CGI 
> parameter parsing. Is this really the best option, or can anyone suggest an 
> alternative which can parse Apache logfiles and successfully separate out 
> robots and spiders (about 80-90% of our hits) from real users? (The 
> department whose server this is rejected webalizer because they didn't like 
> the answers it gave).

It would need a bit of work on the reporting side, but how about Splunk 
(, free version available)?


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