Per-URL Squid logfile metrics
This is a quick and dirty script for getting cool per-URL statistics and sparklines out of your Squid access logs.
Because it’s per-URL, it’s most appropriate for use with gateways (aka “reverse proxies”).
For a sample of its output, see http://mnot.github.com/squidpeek/.
Requirements and Installation
Squidpeek needs Python 2.5 or greater; see http://python.org/.
You’ll also need the Python Imaging Library (PIL); see http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/.
The easy way to install is with pip;
pip install squidpeek
Obviously, you also need some Squid logs; see http://squid-cache.org/. Other programs that generate Squid logs (e.g., Traffic Server) may or may not work, depending on how faithfully they follow the format’s semantics.
Finally, you’ll need a browser that can handle data: URLs. Note that less-than-recent versions of IE can’t do this.
The command-line interface is like this:
% squidpeek.py [-q] [-n num] logfile -d Debug parse errors -q use the query string as part of the URI -n [num] show the top num URLs (default: 100)
Typically, you’d use squidpeek in a cron job, like this:
# run once an hour; assumes logs are rotated right beforehand 2 * * * * root squidpeek /var/log/squid/access_log
Support and Contributions
Please feel free to file issues above; this code doesn’t see a lot of maintenance, so I can’t promise a quick response.
All input is welcome, particularly code contributions via a Github pull request.
Maintainer: Mark Nottingham email@example.com
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