Current User: Guest Login
Please consider registering

Lost Your Password?

Search Forums:


Minimum search word length is 4 characters – Maximum search word length is 84 characters
Wildcard Usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

IIS hash marks cause awstats to skip subsequent records

Reply to Post Add a New Topic

9:57 pm
August 30, 2007



I have AWSTATS 6.7 with all w3c extensions and custom formats plus query isolation reads running great on custom logformat with one caveat:

For what ever reason, IIS 6 is inserting hashed (#) comments throughout the log content, not just the top.

It appears that awstats terminates reading the log file upon hitting the second or third group of hashed comments.

I can't find a switch like SkipFile where AWSTATS would ignore record lines beginning with the hashmark (#) nor a plugin.

Since I copy the logs nightly over to a dedicated stats machine I attempted to write a perl script that would scrub these lines out. But alas my perl is about as good as my Latin and I don't speak Latin.

Has anyone faced this and resolved it or can give me some direction?



10:46 pm
August 30, 2007



posts 1125


This problem has not been reported earlier with AWStats 6.6 or older. It could be a new glitch introduced in 6.7.

Can you copy here the message you get, when doing the update that fails ? I guess that your dedicated stats machine runs under Windows; please confirm (just in case).


10:59 pm
August 30, 2007



There is no termination message. It just doesn't read lines after the second (or possibly later) group of hash marks.

I am fairly confident that I have just verified that on other sites where I am using the alternate log format of:

LogFormat="date time cs-method cs-uri-stem cs-username c-ip cs-version cs(User-Agent) cs(Referer) sc-status sc-bytes"

That the same is happening.

Without an errror message showing it is difficult to explain this. At first glance the output pages appear good until I noticed it looked significantly short.

I am not adverse to sending you the logs, conf's, etc. with my observations. I can send you a small log example off list if you wish. You can get my email from your records to respond to. Am graylisting, so resend in 10 to expedite. 


11:34 pm
August 30, 2007



posts 1125

You could run the AWStats update from the command line. At the end of the update, you would get a report. In your case, it will probably say that the number of "corrupted records" is very high.

There is even an option -showcorrupted that you can use in the update command to get a list of these corrupted records. This would put some light on your problem.

The command to run the AWStats update from the command line should look like:

perl -update 


perl -update -showcorrupted


11:42 pm
August 30, 2007



Interesting. I think you are onto it: newly introduced glitch. I don't know about 6.6 but I just ran same conf and batch file in an old awstats 6.1 and the report is fine and includes the missing records in 6.7.

I don't write perl so well, but I can read and edit. I'm going to see if I can find the difference in the process while I await your reply to my previous post.


8:04 am
August 31, 2007



I think you should remove that issue for now.

I think this is a matter of different FQDNs pointing to the same websites.

BUT I do have AWSTATS running great on IIS 6 with all W3C extended fields selected.

Thanks for your help and ear. Always helps to give things voice.


Reply to Post

Reply to Topic:
IIS hash marks cause awstats to skip subsequent records

Guest Name (Required):

Guest Email (Required):

NOTE: New Posts are subject to administrator approval before being displayed

Confused Cool Cry Embarassed Frown Kiss Laugh Smile Surprised Wink Yell
Post New Reply

Guest URL (required)

Math Required!
What is the sum of:
8 + 5

About the Forum

Forum Timezone: UTC 1

Most Users Ever Online: 302

Currently Online:
10 Guests

Currently Browsing this Topic:
1 Guest

Forum Stats:

Groups: 2
Forums: 9
Topics: 639
Posts: 2710


There are 257 Members
There have been 304 Guests

There is 1 Admin
There is 1 Moderator

Top Posters:

cssfsu – 55
deepakgupta – 34
albert_newton – 30
cosminpana – 20
DTNMike – 19
ahtshun83 – 17

Recent New Members: raju, todd2taylor, sbdcunha, mansigill1987, ThomasDuh, ThomasKic

Administrators: Jean-Luc (1125 Posts)

Moderators: Jean-Luc (1125 Posts)