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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 14. Tracking User Access and Logging

One of your primary responsibilities as a Web administrator might be to log access to your company’s Internet servers. As you’ll see in this chapter, enabling logging on Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) servers isn’t very difficult. What is difficult, however, is gathering the correct access information and recording this information in the proper format so that it can be read and analyzed. Software used to analyze IIS access logs is called tracking software. You’ll find many types of tracking software. Most commercial tracking software produces detailed reports that include tables and graphs that summarize activity for specific ...

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