The Stickybeak

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Stickybeak v. (Australian Slang) - to pry or meddle;
Stickybeak n. (Australian Slang) - a person who does not mind their own business; a nosy person;
The Stickybeak - A suite of programs for logging visitors actions on a website;


The Stickybeak is a versatile website logging system written in the PHP scripting language. It's major features include:

The stickybeak uses dynamically generated images to provide a cross domain logging solution for websites. The system utilizes P3P architecture, allowing a single cookie to identify users across multiple domains. Comprehensive raw logs for any number of websites are stored in a single MySQL database table. The raw logs can be periodically analyzed and summarized using predefined criteria, the results of which are presented via a web interface. Multiple reports can be generated on the basis of domain, date, operating system etc. Alternately the entire log table results can be summarized into a single report, providing an insight into users movements between any number of different domains and websites.



Sample Log Entry

The following table shows the the information that The Stickybeak has collected about the current page request. This information has been stored in a database for later retrieval.

VariableValue
sessionID 8D5NraAn65l12oB2amcxMw539eDD8Erv 
LOGYEAR 2024 
LOGMONTH
LOGDAY 29 
LOGHOUR
LOGMINUTE 54 
LOGSECOND 29 
REMOTE_ADDR 3.235.145.108 
HTTP_REFERER  
REQUEST_METHOD GET 
unixtime 1709207669 
mysqltime 20240229035429 
HTTP_USER_AGENT CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/) 
REMOTE_PORT 35648 
SCRIPT_NAME /index.php 
HTTP_CONNECTION close 
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE en-US,en;q=0.5 
HTTP_ACCEPT text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 
QUERY_STRING  
SERVER_PROTOCOL HTTP/1.1 
GATEWAY_INTERFACE CGI/1.1 
REMOTE_HOST_NAME ec2-3-235-145-108.compute-1.amazonaws.com 
DOCUMENT_URL  
HTTP_HOST  
REQUEST_URI  
page  
identifier  

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