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Old 01-08-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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Webalizer truncates User Agents to 61 characters [SOLVED]


Here is an example User Agent string from my Apache log file:

Quote:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Here is what Webalizer shows in it's report:
Quote:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7
It seems that Webalizer truncates the User Agent to 61 characters. Does anyone else have trouble with this or is it just a Fedora Core 1 issue?

Thanks.

Last edited by deoren; 04-11-2005 at 08:34 AM.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:28 PM   #2
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From the manual:

-M num
MangleAgents. Mangle user agent names according to the mangle level specified by num. Mangle levels are:
5 Browser name and major version.
4 Browser name, major and minor version.
3 Browser name, major version, minor version to two decimal places.
2 Browser name, major and minor versions and sub-version.
1 Browser name, version and machine type if possible.
0 All informaiton (left unchanged).

MangleAgents num
Mangle user agent names based on mangle level num. See the -M command line switch for mangle levels and their meaning. The default is 0, which doesn't mangle user agents at all.

If running with a -M command-line option, change to -M0. If using a config file, look for and change the MangleAgents line.

http://www.mrunix.net/webalizer/webalizer.1.html
 
Old 01-09-2005, 08:52 AM   #3
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MangleAgents 0

In the config file, it is set for M0:
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MangleAgents 0
Any other ideas?
Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
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From the developer himself

My question:
Quote:
Hi Brad,

I've noticed that webalizer seems to have a 61
character limitation when reporting User Agents. Is
there any way around this short of modifying the
source?

Thanks.
His reply:
Quote:
Edit webalizer.h, change the value for MAXAGENT to whatever you
like and re-compile.

Last edited by deoren; 01-15-2005 at 08:46 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 05:55 AM   #5
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Works like a charm!

Just wanted to post back and say that it works great. If anyone else would like a rpm, source rpm, or the modified spec file + patch (very minor one) let me know. I went ahead and made them so I wouldn't have to do this again in the future.

Cheers!
 
  


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