The Domino® Web server log (DOMLOG.NSF)

You can log your server activity and Web server requests to the Domino® Web server log (DOMLOG.NSF) database. This option may be preferable if you want to create views and view data in different ways.

Logging to a database is somewhat slower than logging to text files, especially at very busy sites, and the size of the database can become large so that maintenance becomes an issue. However, if you use the Domino® Web server log, you can treat this information as you would other Notes® databases, and you can use built-in features to analyze the results.

The Domino® Web server log (DOMLOG.NSF) logs all Domino® Web server activity and tracks this information about each HTTP request:

  • Date and time the request was made
  • User's IP address (or the DNS address if DNS lookup is enabled in the Server document)
  • User's name (if the user supplied a name and password to access the server)
  • Status code the server returns to the browser to indicate its success or failure in generating the request
  • Length of the information, in bytes, sent from the server to the browser
  • Type of data accessed by the user -- for example, text/html or image/gif
  • HTTP request sent to the server from the browser
  • Type of browser used to access the server
  • Internal and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) program errors
  • URL the user visited to gain access to a page on this site
  • Server's IP address or DNS name
  • Amount of time, in milliseconds, to process the request
  • Cookies sent from the browser
  • Translated URL (the full path of the actual server resource, if available)
  • Whether the request resulted from a Web site search
  • Whether the request came from an advertisement on the site