Tue 29 Mar 2005
WebServer Monitor 1.0.5 - New Features
Category : Technology/WebServerMonitor105.txt
The Search Field remembers your most recent searches. You can now double-click on a log record line to launch the web page of a referrer. And, there's a new Country Field when you look at a log detail. (Download 1.0.5 from here).
I've always wanted to be able to do this - thanks to Hai Hwee who supplied me with the SQLite Cocoa framework to store the country data in.
The user I have in mind is one who's just bought a Mac mini, say, to use as a server, and he turns on Remote Login at the Mac mini, and then uses some of the stuff that I'm writing now, running them on an iBook, remotely, to turn on a variety of services at the server.
I'm assuming that he doesn't know how to do any custom configuration, and that he doesn't care about Apache httpd.conf files, etc. In fact, that's better for me because it gives me a predictable target to aim my code at.
I'm trying to take that user through the shortest possible route towards using that server as a foundation for running his business. For building the ultimate business machine.
From my experience with both Postfix and Sendmail Enablers, I've come to the conclusion that it's impossible to work around all the modifications that people could possibly make to their config files. So I'm going to assume that the code is running on a freshly installed un-(hand)-modified Mac. That's the tradeoff that one has to accept. Otherwise, roll your own.