Analog: Helper applications
This is a page of programs which other people have written to work with
analog. I haven't tried them, so I'm not in a
position to recommend them or even to say if they work. If you want your
program listed on this page, then mail
- Analog Helper
- Analog Helper is a graphical configuration tool for the Mac which allows
you to specify your analog and Report Magic settings via a GUI.
Sig Software, shareware, US$39.
- A-Soft Analog Shell
- A-Soft Analog Shell is another graphical configuration tool, this one
for Windows (95 and above).
A-Soft Technologies, shareware, US$49.95.
- Analog Picker
- Another graphical configuration tool for Windows. Also adds the date to
logfile lines that are missing it. Version 1.1 handles DNS lookups and
Utility Software, NZ$20 (c. US$10), 30 day free trial.
- Fill in your choices on a web form, and have a configuration file or
Windows BAT file emailed back to you.
RixWeb, free service.
- Analog Configurator
- Another site where you can fill in your choices, and get a configuration
file. Auch auf Deutsch.
Andreas Schmidt, free service.
- Analog Crawler
- Crawls your web site to find the titles of all your web pages, and
produces an analog configuration file so that the page titles will be
displayed in the analog report.
Wadsack-Allen Digital Group, freeware.
- Makes it easy to produce an analog report coinciding with the fiscal
year instead of the calendar year.
Peter Murray, freeware.
- SEARCHENGINE commands
- Two different lists of SEARCHENGINE commands, more
comprehensive than the one is included in the distributed configuration
Israel Hanukoglu and Mike Shor
- ROBOTINCLUDE commands
- A more comprehensive list of ROBOTINCLUDE commands than is
included in the distributed configuration file.
- TYPEALIAS commands
- A more comprehensive list of TYPEALIAS commands than is
included in the distributed configuration file.
Most of the programs in this section do the same job in slightly different
ways -- looking up the numerical IP addresses in your logfile before you run
- If you don't have access to your logfiles, but can run scripts on your
server, this script will create a logfile for you so that you can run
Don Becker, freeware.
- adddates.pl, logfix.vbs and convlog
- Analog can't process logs which have the time on each line but the date
only in a header, because it has no way to tell if the date has changed
during the logfile.
here are two scripts to add the date to every line of an extended format
log. The first uses Perl, and the
second uses the Windows Scripting Host.
Please read the warnings at
the top of each program or you might get wrong data: they both assume
that there are no 24-hour gaps in the logfile. Neither of these may be
true in practice (especially on intranets). The convlog program comes
with the Microsoft IIS server and will do a similar job, but also has
to make these assumptions. So it is much better to log the date on every
http://www.wadsack-allen.com/products/analog.html by Wadsack-Allen Digital Group, freeware.
logfix.vbs by Aengus Lawlor, freeware.
- LogTran is a program for Mac which translates logfiles from lots of
different formats into combined format. This is an alternative to writing
LOGFORMAT strings for some formats which analog doesn't have
built-in knowledge of.
Summary.Net, shareware, US$25.
- If you have extra quote-marks in your referrer or browser field, this
program will fix them so that analog can read those lines. Written in C.
Luchezar Georgiev, freeware.
- This converts mail logs in sendmail, postfix, smail or qmail format to
the common log format, so that analog can process them. It comes with a
configuration file and language file to make analog report the results
in a more helpful way.
Joey Hess, freeware.
- sendmail log analyser
- Produces reports from sendmail logs, or converts them to web server-like
logs for analog to read.
(NB Joey Hess's language file
mail.lng advertised above may also be useful
Jarkko Turkulainen, freeware.
- Converts BIND name server logs to web server-like logs so that analog
can read them.
Phil White, freeware.
- This program converts firewall logfiles (in ipf or iptables format) into
a form analog can understand, and runs analog on them.
Balázs Bárány, freeware.
- anonlog "anonymizes" your logfile by encoding sensitive
Stephen Turner, freeware.
- DNSTran is a DNS lookup tool. It can go through your logfile,
replacing numerical IP addresses with resolved names, or it can
write a DNS cache file for analog to use. Versions for Mac, Linux (x86),
Sun & IRIX.
- QuickDNS is another tool to do all the DNS lookups before you run
- logresolve.c and logresolve.pl come with Apache and do the same job.
Apache group, freeware.
- fastresolve is similar again, for Unix/Linux. It can even call analog
when it's finished!
David MacKenzie, freeware
- And another one. This one is designed as a plug-in replacement for the
logresolve.pl script included with Apache.
Maurice Aubrey, freeware
- Another one. This one's distinctive feature is that it constructs a fake
address for unresolvable addresses based on resolving the parent domain.
John Rowell, freeware
- This one's page is in German.
Björn Höhrmann, freeware
- Another one. For Windows.
Carsten Clasholm, freeware
- Based on LookupIP, but also understands multiple logfiles and compressed
logfiles. For Windows.
Antonio Silvestri, freeware
- adns is really a library for C programs. But it comes with andslogres as
a standalone program.
Ian Jackson, freeware
- trimdns goes through your DNS cache file, removing all but the most
recent lookup for each IP address.
Andrew McCarthy, freeware.
- xdns merges DNS files, removes old entries, and warns if one address has
had two names.
Marco Bernardini, freeware
- minidns does a DNS resolution of any IP addresses that make it in to the
final report. This is an alternative to analog's full DNS resolution.
Michael Kennedy, freeware.
- fixdns repairs your DNS file if it has corrupt entries, for example
names with spaces in them. For Windows.
Lucian Wischik, freeware.
A collection of scripts to automate running analog. Please don't send me
any more scripts for this section (unless they do something particularly
special!). It turns out that everyone has their own slightly different scripts
to manage their own slightly different configurations. I could list 100
examples, but I think we've got enough here already. Thanks.
- Report Magic for Analog
- Turns analog output into pretty graphs.
Wadsack-Allen Digital Group, freeware.
- anaml is an analog to XML converter, putting each of analog's reports
into a separate file. This could encourage more flexible output styles.
- This is a Unix shell script, intended to be run from a cron job, which
can create reports daily, weekly and/or monthly.
Rebecca Minarik, freeware.
- Creates a configuration file for each virtual domain and runs analog.
Would have to be adapted to other sites. Written for Windows, but should
be easily adaptable to other platforms.
Peter Tapolyai, freeware.
- Reads all the logfiles in a folder, and uses analog to produce full
reports and a summary report.
Server Automation Tools, shareware, US$39.95.
- Perl program to automate daily Analog runs for one or more hosts
and build an index page for them all. Generates one-month summaries
through time and a month-to-date summary each day.
Dean Pentcheff, freeware.
- Produces reports for several virtual hosts, and rolls over Apache
logfiles. Unix shell scripts.
Jaume Teixi, freeware.
- Auto stats
- Generates statistics for each IIS web site configured on a server.
Can also optionally start Report Magic and
delete the old logfile. Written in VBScript.
Cédric Caron, freeware.
- Runs reports for a range of months, and displays pairs of months
side-by-side for comparisons.
Marco Bernardini, freeware.
- Runs analog (and optionally Report Magic and DNSTran) for multiple
sites. Also generates a summary table for all sites. Perl script.
Chris Pepper, freeware.
- PHP scripts for analog
- A collection of scripts that create configuration files for different
virtual hosts, and run analog using all the configuration files in a
directory. Adaptable to your site if you know PHP.
James Linden, freeware.
- A Windows utility that fetches logfiles by ftp and adds the server name
so that they can all live in the same directory.
Eric Jorgensen, freeware
- VBScript program for Windows that runs daily, weekly or monthly reports.
Can be easily run through the Windows Task Scheduler.
Christopher Lewis, freeware
- A prettier and more comprehensive form than the one included in the
Ralph Mellor, freeware
- A precompiled executable version of anlgform.pl, the form interface in
version 4 of analog. For Windows 95/98/NT.
Wadsack-Allen Digital Group and Aengus Lawlor, freeware.
Go to the analog home page.
Need help with analog? Use the
analog-help mailing list.
Stephen Turner, ClickTracks web analytics
Page last modified: 17-Oct-04