You might want to ask this of the EZProzy list.  I can tell you what we do
here.  First, we have the following options open:

Option LogUser

LogFormat %h %l %u %t "%r" %s %b %u

Basically the LogUser option was added to track possible abuse.  It also,
combined with the LogFormat, allows me to pick out only 302 returns for
initial log-ins and connections (connections are added because one can to a
different DB having once logged in).

I am sure others use some sort of web-analyzing tool.  I've been content
running the log through Microsoft Access and extracting the part of the log
I need usage statistics. (OK, I also make use of Google Analytics and
looking a bit, I just might make more use of the regular expressions to
filter the results accordingly).


On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:12 PM, Wayne Lam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi,
> Just wonder if anyone use ezproxy or other mechanism that logs down the
> usage of journals, databases, etc.
> It seems customization of ezproxy log would not provide a "type" of users
> (ptype for III users). On the other hand if you use external
> authentication,
> you will have to
> combine ezproxy log and the log with user type.
> I would like to hear how the statistic work-flow is done in other
> institute.
> Thanks
> Wayne
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