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What is Log File

Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis
Log kept by a Web server of information about requests made to the Website including (but not limited to) visitor IP address, date and time of the request, request page, referrer, and information on the visitor’s Web browser and operating system.
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A Review of Methodologies for Analyzing Websites
Danielle Booth (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-974-8.ch008
This chapter is an overview of the process of Web analytics for Websites. It outlines how visitor information such as number of visitors and visit duration can be collected using log files and page tagging. This information is then combined to create meaningful key performance indicators that are tailored not only to the business goals of the company running the Website but also to the goals and content of the Website. Finally, this chapter presents several analytic tools and explains how to choose the right tool for the needs of the Website. The ultimate goal of this chapter is to provide methods for increasing revenue and customer satisfaction through careful analysis of visitor interaction with a Website.
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Detecting Intrusions in Cyber-Physical Systems of Smart Cities: Challenges and Directions
A file that keeps records of events that happen in an operating system or in other software. Logging is the function of keeping a log in a specific place. Following an intrusion event, log files help information security officers to reveal what went wrong and which damages happened during the intruding activity.
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Early Detection and Recovery Measures for Smart Grid Cyber-Resilience
It is a file that keeps records of events, which happen, in an operating system or other software runs. Logging is the function of keeping a log in a specific place. Log files are especially useful for SIEM tools.
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