Viewing site logs

Is there anyway to view the information in the logs directoy in a web browser?

I’'ve tried downloading them, but my FTP client keeps throwing error messages at me.

I need this information as someone is leaving death threats to one of my clients on their guestboook - and the filth want his IP so they can catch the dude. The site i’m interested in is clacketlane.com

Thanks in advance - Ryan

Not a “good” or easy one…you could copy the appropriate log to a web accessible directory, but you really would need to protect it somehow.

I think the better question is to figure out why your ftp client is screwing up. What are your error messages?

–rlparker

It says the following…

Could not download “http”.

Server said:
http: Not a regular file

Error -160: could not start data transfer

There is a webftp link in your panel(Manage Domains) which can view logs file in browser.

eg. Directory Tree: root /logs /resources

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sounds like you were trying to download the “symlink” instead of the actual file. Try exploring a little deeper into your “logs” directory, and see if you can find a “plain” file.

You will see files named “access-log.2006-09-13” and “access-log.2006-09-13.gz”. The first type is a straight text file, the other is a “gzipped” file. Either one should work, though you will need a compatible “zip” tool to extract the contents of the .gz files.

–rlparker

Good idea! I keep forgetting about that tool (I’ve been here so long before they had it, I don’t think I’ve ever used it! You know “old guys, old tools” :wink: )
–rlparker

thanks guys, this helps a lot