Log settings (for proxy)

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Squid has some very detailed logging options which can be activated in this area.

Log Settings example

  • Log enabled
    • By activating this option, the web-proxy logging is enabled. The logs can be viewed under the WebGUI menu Logs > Proxy Logs, or via the Linux Console under the path /var/log/squid. If needed, you can find even more information about the logs in Squids Logs . In the wiki section Logs there are also statements regarding to the proxy logging which can be found in Proxy Logs and Proxy Reports.
  • Log query terms
    • Query data (query-terms) or dynamic content of an URL arenĀ“t logged by default by Squid because of data privacy protection reasons, since query terms can also include e.g. passwords . If this option is activated, the full URL will be logged.
  • Log useragents
    • With enabled option, the data of the user agent field in the header of the requests will be written into the file /var/log/squid/useragent.log. This logging option collects data about the browser and the operating system from the clients.

Example with query term logging:

1326376573.979    172 TCP_MISS/200 3605 GET http://wiki.ipfire.org/de/configuration/network/proxy?
do=login&sectok=898d87a4cdeed875a0fa3e3254fgh0bf user DIRECT/ text/html

Example without query term logging:

1326376486.158    122 TCP_MISS/200 3605 GET http://wiki.ipfire.org/de/configuration/network/proxy?
user DIRECT/ text/html

An example for useragent logging: [08/Jan/2012:15:50:17 +0100] "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:8.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0.1"

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