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24 Oct 2012 07:57 r11alaa

hi every one
I downloaded Awstate from your site and when I'm tryin to open it from my computer by using http browser (http://my localhst ip/report) it tells me :
Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /report/ on this server.

any help please

14 Aug 2006 23:37 Mark8

AwStat
Been using awstats for a while, I think it's the best web statistic currently available for free!

29 Jan 2005 19:25 eldy

Re: security problems


> I'd been using awstats for a while, and

> it seemed nice enough. However, there

> seems to be a pretty serious security

> hole:

>

> http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/0f5a2b4d-694b-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82.html

>

> http://awstats.sourceforge.net/docs/awstats_changelog.txt

>

> The changelog and the FreeBSD port seem

> to indicate that the bug is in 6.2, and

> is fixed in 6.3. However, freshmeat,

> sourceforge, and the BSD ports system

> (after a fresh cvsup) don't seem to show

> any signs that 6.3 actually exists.

>

> Some clarification from the developer

> would be very helpful. I'm looking for a

> different program now.

True, the first security hole in AWStats life was found in december but was fixed two days after.

You can download stable 6.3 from AWStats web site to fix it.

21 Jan 2005 14:09 bcrowell

security problems
I'd been using awstats for a while, and it seemed nice enough. However, there seems to be a pretty serious security hole:

http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/0f5a2b4d-694b-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82.html

http://awstats.sourceforge.net/docs/awstats_changelog.txt

The changelog and the FreeBSD port seem to indicate that the bug is in 6.2, and is fixed in 6.3. However, freshmeat, sourceforge, and the BSD ports system (after a fresh cvsup) don't seem to show any signs that 6.3 actually exists.

Some clarification from the developer would be very helpful. I'm looking for a different program now.

22 Sep 2004 00:46 jaceks2

Re: Awstats is a mess


> I downloaded Awstats this afternoon and

> some hours later all I can tell is:

> Never touch it!

> This program is a real mess, maybe the

> programmer should spend some time in

> re-working on it.

> It deletes logfiles if ran as root,

> can't read those files and so on. Here's

> what I experienced:

>

> 1) It didn't give me any hits. =

> Debugged and deleted lines looking for

> wrong code which was obviously correct.

> 2) it stopped telling me my log-format

> was wrong (apache latest version btw.) =

> Verified log-format, 100% correct.

>

> The site has an FAQ-Section, under

> construction. This program really looks

> pretty good and neat, why hasn't it been

> debugged before released? I'll switch to

> anther program now, there are thousands

> of others and this one has gone into my

> 'not-for-use'-trashcan :(

you must be non-techie...

or newbie or just blind

and well... stupid (sorry, just conclusion),

awstats is very good program, with nice documentation

works flawless and is not very hard to configure

did you read tfm?

30 Jun 2004 13:20 TheTom

Re: Great Program
This program looks great, but the website doesn't seem to give instructions on installation for us non-techies. There seems to be a few options to download. What do I download, and where to install?

I own my website, but not the server it is on. It is on a Unix server with, I believe Apache software. I have logs to read and CGI access. Do I install it in the CGI folder?

Thanks for patience and assistance.

14 Jun 2004 11:23 jeffcovey

Re: Great Program

> Great program, but the FreshMeat entry is dated.

So why don't you update it? :)

13 Jun 2004 02:29 arse

Great Program
Great program, but the FreshMeat entry is dated. Check their site for 6.3

09 Jan 2004 19:40 tindallh

Amazing
I set up the latest release, 6.0 (build 1.699) because I love to live on the edge. For 4 virtual hosts, I had to do a little tweaking of the Apache config (the configure.pl only knows how to put the additional lines outside the virtualhosts containers), but it was worth it; now each site knows its own config -- E.G. http://family.xxx.yyy.net/awstats/awstats.pl (without anything extra) knows to use the correct config file, as do my other virtual sites. Actually, It may know the proper way without the extra entries in the httpd.conf, I'll have to try. Still, the whole process took under an hour, and that involved un-gzipping old log files to run in on the initial runs for each site, and setting up cron jobs. All I have to do now is put a pre-exec line in my logrotate config files, as I was reminded while reading the docs (thanks! I surely would have forgotten), and I'm all set.
Awesome statistics, everything I've ever wanted to know about my websites.

14 Oct 2002 04:59 pucki

Great
Most rocking web analyzer ever!

No need for other analyzers anymore, even ftp is supported!

Great work!

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