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Old 01-11-2005, 03:26 AM   #1
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What program can record of download file ?

I want to record which IP address via port 80 to download file ;moreover
I am also to get what file be download.

(This computer act as Gateway server ,so all client will through it to Internet.)

For example:
The computer ( from website to download file as *.zip or *.rar. I want to get a log file type such as *** port 80 ***

What program can provide these functions ?

Thanks a lot.

Last edited by jerrytw; 01-11-2005 at 03:29 AM.
Old 01-11-2005, 04:27 AM   #2
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Set up a simple proxy server (e.g. tinyproxy, small, fast, secure, highly configurable) and redirect all forwarded traffic addressed to port 80 to localhost:proxy_port, and the proxy can log all what you want. (do not forget to reconfigure external firewall rules to deny direct access to your proxy for security reasons)

(e.g. with IPTables:
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT
--to-port 3128)

Another interesting feature could be that you can write a script that is being called throug cron for example, where you add or delete filter rules so you can specify time intervals when you deny e.g. big files, or access to specified servers, etc, etc... the possibilities are endless...

Last edited by bbk; 01-11-2005 at 04:32 AM.


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