Sample Log File – NCSA Common Log File Format


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A sample of the NCSA Common Log File format, and a description for each field, is as follows:

tarpon.gulf.net – – [12/Jan/1996:20:37:55 +0000] “GET index.htm HTTP/1.0” 200 215
tarpon.gulf.net – – [12/Jan/1996:20:37:56 +0000] “GET products.htm HTTP/1.0” 200 215
tarpon.gulf.net – – [12/Jan/1996:20:37:57 +0000] “GET sales.htm HTTP/1.0” 200 215
tarpon.gulf.net – – [12/Jan/1996:20:37:58 +0000] “GET /images/log.gif HTTP/1.0” 200 215
tarpon.gulf.net – – [12/Jan/1996:20:37:59 +0000] “GET /buttons/form.gif HTTP/1.0” 200 215

Field 1: User Address
IP or domain name of the user accessing the site.

Field 2: RFC931
This field is used to log the domain for multi-homed web servers.

Field 3: User Authentication

Field 4: Date/Time
Date and time the user accessed the site.

Field 5: GMT Offset
Number of hours from GMT (if this is +0000 it is logged in GMT time).

Field 6: Action
The particular operation of the hit (this must be in quotes).

Field 7: Return Code
The return code indicates whether or not the action was successful etc.

Field 8: Size
The size of the file sent.