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Old 11-02-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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Looking for a way to log users' browsing history.

Hi all,

I've searched these forums as well as Firefox's site, as well as searching on Google Linux but can't find what I'm looking for.

In a nutshell, I want to keep a log of my users' browser history so that even if they clear history or set Firefox to not keep history, I can still view a log of what site they have visited.

My hope is that I can write a script(although I'm a BASH newb it would be a nice little real-world project for me to attempt) that would keep info such as user,visit date,ip of visited site, just the basics. A great feature would be for the logs to be emailed to me for inspection but that isn't vital if I can navigate to the log myself.

For all I know this is already available somewhere in the log folders I just can't find anything.

If it helps I'm running Mint 9 Isadora and Firefox 3.6.12

Looking forward to some advice,
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You can use a proxy

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Old 11-02-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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Previous poster is correct. Proxy is the way to go.

To elaborate a bit,.. you can install a proxy on the local machine, and point firefox/IE at it, and log all of the traffic.
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Thank you both. I will look into a proxy.
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Check out Untangle. it does more than web proxy. Of course, you will need a separate box for it.


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