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Sawmill has plug-ins to support the following log formats:


This plugin detects and analyzes Media Flow Controller Access Logs that are in the NCSA Combined Log Format followed by many popular web servers including Apache. Juniper Media Flow Controller version 11.A and earlier releases generated access logs that conformed to the NCSA standard. All access logs recorded the following fields that collectively referred to as the as Combined Log Format (CLF):

    %h %V %u %t "%r" %s %b "%{Referer}i" "%{User-Agent}i" %y

Please see Media Flow Controller CLI Reference Guide for a description of these fields. Later releases of Juniper Media Flow Controller support the more flexible W3C access log format which is supported by a different Sawmill plug-in.

The reports generated by this plugin can be categorized as:

  • Date and Time based reports such as daily, weekly, monthly & yearly reports of user
  • Content analysis reports based on content popularity, server domain(s), server response status and content referrers
  • User demographic reports based on user's Country/State/City/Region, and ISP

Sawmill is a Juniper Media Flow Controller (Access Logs) (NCSA) log analyzer (it also supports the 1021 other log formats listed to the left). It can process log files in Juniper Media Flow Controller (Access Logs) (NCSA) format, and generate dynamic statistics from them, analyzing and reporting events. Sawmill can parse Juniper Media Flow Controller (Access Logs) (NCSA) logs, import them into a MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle database (or its own built-in database), aggregate them, and generate dynamically filtered reports, all through a web interface. Sawmill can perform Juniper Media Flow Controller (Access Logs) (NCSA) log analysis on any platform, including Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS, Solaris, other UNIX, and others.

The database fields available in this log format are defined in the log data; Sawmill extracts the names and types of the fields from the log data, and tracks all available fields in its reports. Sawmill generates reports for each field, and allows dynamic filtering on any combination of these fields.

Sawmill stores the following numerical fields in its database for Juniper Media Flow Controller (Access Logs) (NCSA), aggregating them and including them as columns in most reports:

Numerical Field  Internal Name
   accesses  accesses
   page views  page_views
   errors  errors
   unique client IPs  unique_client_ips
   server-to-client bytes (content)  sc_bytes_content

See Sawmill Features to learn more about Sawmill's options for viewing, customizing, filtering, exporting and scheduling Juniper Media Flow Controller (Access Logs) (NCSA) reports.

Sawmill also supports 1021 other log formats.

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