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We have a working installed awstats, it shows all the requests from web browsers, but it seems it's not reporting connections done from a java desktop app. Apache log does show them but neither the awstats html reporting file nor the database file in DirData have them

The LogType in config file is W (web) and the requests done from the app are http GET's.

This kind of request appears on the report:

XXX.XX.XX.XXX - - [19/Jul/2010:11:16:21 +0200] "GET /wms/urb?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetCapabilities HTTP/1.1" 200 6813 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.99 Safari/533.4"

But this does not:

XXX.XX.XX.XXX - - [16/Jul/2010:08:17:23 +0200] "GET /wms/urb?REQUEST=GetCapabilities&SERVICE=WMS&EXCEPTIONS=XML HTTP/1.1" 200 7751 "-" "Java/1.6.0_18" 

Can awstats report this type of access or is better to use another tool?

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I have found the solution in this link: Analyzing Eclipse Update Site Traffic with AWStats

In its' default configuration, AWStats will not present correct Update Site statistics. The main reason for that is the browser identity. When Eclipse connects to your site, it will identify itself as a "Java" agent, not as a browser. This causes AWStats to assume your client is a bot or a worm and ignore its' traffic

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Look for a setting called LevelForRobotsDetection, the default is 2, change it to 0. This will ensure the requests from the Java clients will not be detected as robots.

Replace Eclipse with whatever java app and there it is

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