2.8. Logs Menu

This group of web pages presents you with information from the logs on your IPCop server. To get to these web pages, select Logs from the tab bar at the top of the screen. The following choices will appear in a dropdown menu:

The Logs web pages consist of five sub-pages - Log Settings, Log Summary, Proxy Logs, Firewall Logs and System Logs. These share a common set of interface features to select the log information to be displayed, and to export that information to your local machine. Dropdown Month: and Day: lists in the Settings: area of the webpage are provided to allow you to select log information for preceding days and months. Each time that you select a new combination of Month: and Day:, you must also click the Update button before the log information will be updated. When you first select a sub-page, the log information displayed will be that for the current date.

The << button lets you quickly jump back a day, and the >> button moves a day forward.

The Log information appears as a list in the main section of the window (usually labelled Log:). If that list is too long to fit into a reasonably sized window, only the latest Logs information is displayed. In that situation, the Older and Newer links at the top and bottom of this section of the window become active and you may use these to page through the list of Logs data.

Pressing the Export button downloads a text-format file (ipcop-<category>-<date>.log), containing the information from the current Logs webpage, from the IPCop server to your computer. Depending on how your computer is set up, pressing the Export button will initiate a file download dialogue on your computer, show the contents of ipcop-<category>-<date>.log in your web browser window, or open the file in a text editor. In the latter cases, you can save ipcop-<category>-<date>.log as a text-format file if required.