Server Access logs

James Gwertzman (
Wed, 16 Nov 1994 23:17:47 +0100

I'm researching ways to autonomously replicate web objects, and I am
using web server access logs to fuel my trace-driven simulations. It
would be very useful if these access logs recorded not only the
information they record now, such as file size, time-stamp of request,
and machine requesting the page, but also the time that the file was
last modified. Without this information it is impossible to determine
when objects in the cache go stale, and therefore it is impossible to
simulate the cache at all. I have modified our local web server, but i
bring this to this mailing list because I think that this is a truly
useful piece of information to log.


James Gwertzman.