simple logging web proxy for Win?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by nusrat, Jun 20, 2005.

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  1. nusrat

    nusrat Registered Member

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    The only reason I use WebWasher at all
    is to be able to log all the pages I've visited,
    without having to depend on the unreliable and
    incompatible "history" files kept by the collection of browsers I use.

    All I really want is something which will, in descending priority:
    (1) log all the URLs (which WW does do);
    (2) include not just the URL/date/time but also each page's title;

    and, not absolutely essential, but reeealllllly useful...
    (3) [not so easy] include the ID of the window which requested the page.

    So far, finding the right tool has proved difficult for criterion #1
    and impossible for #2.
    Suggestions?
     
  2. Vikorr

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    not that I know anything about it, but Proxomitron is the only other local proxy that I know of. I've heard it has much more functionality that webwasher...but it's also more difficult to use.
     
  3. Graphic Equaliser

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    I designed a simple browser around the IE DLLs on most Windows PCs, and it's available at http://www.jacobsm.com/MJBrowser.zip (335K). It logs the date, time, URL and title of every page it visits, that it hasn't already visited. It has some nice features, like auto-complete, favourites, and find highlighted text on Google, Dictionary or Thesaurus. It also has Ctrl+Enter autocomplete (like Mozilla's and IE's) to www...com in the address bar; Alt+Enter is www...co.uk, Shift+Enter is www...net, and Ctrl+Shift+Enter is www...org

    Using it again just now, has made me remember how convenient and fast it is. Hope you like it.
     
  4. nusrat

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    MJ,
    thanks, but I don't see how using an additional browser meets my needs.
    MSFT's IE also logs URLs & titles, but as I said in the O.P., I'm looking for
    a local proxy which I can use as a central point of collection for all browsers,
    with the info being logged in a simple non-proprietary text file.
     
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  6. nusrat

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    GE, thx for reminding me about TDImon, which I'd seen before. I just looked
    at it again, and there are a couple of problems,e.g.
    -- it can have gaps during heavy traffic
    -- saving the log to a file is done manually
    -- you have to pay for a version which does filtering
    -- it shows only raw IP addresses, not URLs
    -- even if it did DNS resolution, you'd see only the domain name, not the full
    "/<dir-name>/<page-name>.html" page address

    Right now I'm investigating a Proxomitron suggestion made by someone else:
    [PATTERNS]
    Name = "URL TITLE Log"
    Active = TRUE
    Bounds = "$NEST(<title,</title>)"
    Limit = 512Match = "*>\1<*"
    Replace = "$ADDLST(Logfile,$DTM(d T)^\1)"

    BUT PLEASE keep the suggestions coming (or comment on this Proxo filter,
    if you know Proxo).

    --thx
     
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