Lire::Proxy::SquidAccessDlfConverter(3) convert squid logs to dlf format


squid_access2dlf expects an access.log log file, as produced by the SQUID Web Proxy Cache ( on its stdin.

These log files are whitespace separated, columns are

 time elapsed remotehost code/status bytes method URL rfc931
  peerstatus/peerhost type

A typical logline looks like e.g.:

 979992041.366 502 TCP_IMS_HIT/304 216 GET - NONE/- text/html

Meaning of fields is:

A Unix timestamp as UTC seconds with a millisecond resolution.
The elapsed time considers how many milliseconds the transaction busied the cache.
The IP address of the requesting instance, the client IP address.
This column is made up of two entries separated by a slash. This column encodes the transaction result.

The cache result of the request contains information on the kind of request, how it was satisfied, or in what way it failed. The status part contains the HTTP result codes with some Squid specific extensions. Squid uses a subset of the RFC defined error codes for HTTP.

A valid copy of the requested object was in the cache.
The requested object was not in the cache.
The requested object was cached but STALE. The IMS query for the object resulted in ``304 not modified''.
The requested object was cached but STALE. The IMS query failed and the stale object was delivered.
The requested object was cached but STALE. The IMS query returned the new content.
The client issued a ``no-cache'' pragma, or some analogous cache control command along with the request. Thus, the cache has to refetch the object.
The client issued an IMS request for an object which was in the cache and fresh.
The object was believed to be in the cache, but could not be accessed.
Request for a negatively cached object, e.g. ``404 not found'', for which the cache believes to know that it is inaccessible.
A valid copy of the requested object was in the cache and it was in memory, thus avoiding disk accesses.
Access was denied for this request.
The requested object was retrieved from the cache during offline mode. The offline mode never validates any object, see offline_mode in squid.conf file.
A valid copy of the requested object was in the cache.
The requested object is not in this cache.
Access was denied for this request.
An invalid request was received.
During ""-Y"" startup, or during frequent failures, a cache in hit only mode will return either UDP_HIT or this code. Neighbours will thus only fetch hits.
Seen with errors and cachemgr requests.
The size is the amount of data delivered to the client. Mind that this does not constitute the net object size, as headers are also counted.
The request method to obtain an object. Methods are:

 method    defined    cachabil.  meaning
 --------- ---------- ---------- --------------------
 GET       HTTP/0.9   possibly   object retrieval and simple searches.
 HEAD      HTTP/1.0   possibly   metadata retrieval.
 POST      HTTP/1.0   CC or Exp. submit data (to a program).
 PUT       HTTP/1.1   never      upload data (e.g. to a file).
 DELETE    HTTP/1.1   never      remove resource (e.g. file).
 TRACE     HTTP/1.1   never      appl. layer trace of request route.
 OPTIONS   HTTP/1.1   never      request available comm.  options.
 CONNECT   HTTP/1.1r3 never      tunnel SSL connection.
 ICP_QUERY Squid      never      used for ICP based exchanges.
 PURGE     Squid      never      remove object from cache.
 PROPFIND  rfc2518    ?          retrieve properties of an object.
 PROPATCH  rfc2518    ?          change properties of an object.
 MKCOL     rfc2518    never      create a new collection.
 MOVE      rfc2518    never      create a duplicate of src in dst.
 COPY      rfc2518    never      atomically move src to dst.
 LOCK      rfc2518    never      lock an object against modifications.
 UNLOCK    rfc2518    never      unlock an object.
This column contains the URL requested. Please note that the log file may contain whitespaces for the URI. In the Lire DLF the URL is split up in proto, host and path.
The eighth column may contain the ident lookups for the requesting client.
results from neighbouring caches.
The content type of the object as seen in the HTTP reply header.


To process a log as produced by Squid:

 $ squid_access2dlf < squid.log

squid_access2dlf will be rarely used on its own, but is more likely called by lr_log2report:

 $ cat /var/log/squid.log | lr_run lr_log2report squid_access


$Id:,v 1.8 2008/06/12 15:04:32 wraay Exp $


Joost Bekkers <[email protected]> Joost van Baal <[email protected]> Wessel Dankers <[email protected]>


Copyright (C) 2001 Joost Bekkers <[email protected]> Copyright (C) 2001-2003 Stichting LogReport Foundation [email protected]

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