site log

Can anyone tell me if and where I can find an app that logs web usage? I'm not looking for web developing tools. I'm looking for more of a parental control type of thing. I'm new to linux, but I'm willing to write my own app if someone would give me some guidance.

HTTP Proxy

Mitch Frazier's picture

You might try using an HTTP proxy, such as squid (http://www.squid-cache.org).

Squid keeps log files of all HTTP traffic that passes through it.

Since you say you're willing to write your own app I presume you're just new to Linux and not new to computers so you should be able to slog your way through the documentation.

Mitch Frazier is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal.

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