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Robots and downloads

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6:23 pm
October 30, 2014



Are robots being excluded from the downloads count?  It seems not.  I have awstats version 7.3 and perl 5.16.  I did a test on a document in a small log file.  The awstats report says it was downloaded 5 times.  But in the log I see the user agent was twitterbot.  I checked the file and twitterbot is there.  My LevelForRobotsDetection is set to 2.


Is excluding robots from downloads the expected behavior?



9:37 pm
October 31, 2014



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With the 7.3 AWStats, one can see that the number of hits on .txt files according to the File Type section is (almost always) less than the sum of the hits on the files with a .txt extension in the Downloads section. As you pointed out, the robots seems to be included in the count of the Downloads section.

I don't know why it was designed like that. Seems weird to me…

I reported the issue on the AWStats Developers forum at . Thank you.

10:35 pm
November 3, 2014



Ok, thanks for letting me know!

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