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Old 04-03-2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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Question Do web servers keep a history?

Do servers keep track of all the websites people have visited through it?
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Most likely not. But you can bet your ISP does...
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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yes, all webservers keep a log of visitors being there IP address and user agent. a hosting company logging all traffic to websites inside the data centre is not likely.
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yes,
/var/log/httpd/access.log is the default location for httpd/apache server on linux.

c:\windows\system32\logfiles\w3csvc\xxxxxx is the default location for IIS on windows.

the logs are stored in the format of.

date - time - client ip address HTTP response (eg 200 or 403 or 301 etc) and request, (URI)

logs can be removed by administrators, or even turned off deliberately in some cases.
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yes,
/var/log/httpd/access.log is the default location for httpd/apache server on linux.

c:\windows\system32\logfiles\w3csvc\xxxxxx is the default location for IIS on windows.

the logs are stored in the format of.

date - time - client ip address HTTP response (eg 200 or 403 or 301 etc) and request, (URI)

logs can be removed by administrators, or even turned off deliberately in some cases.
just to add to this, you have also got

date - time - {{username if given}} - client ip address HTTP response (eg 200 or 403 or 301 etc) and request, (URI), {{user agent}}

i use apache on my big american server, and i use abyss at home for the asp support.
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