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logstalgia: pong-like apache log viewer

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Logstalgia (inspired by glTail) is a website traffic visualization tool that replays or streams Apache access logs as a pong-like battle between the web server and an unrelenting army of requesting hosts. It is rendered using OpenGL, so you’ll need a 3D accelerated video card to run logstalgia.

Requests appear as colored balls (the same color as the host) which travel across the screen to arrive at the requested location. Successful requests are hit by the pong paddle while unsuccessful ones (such as 404s) are missed and pass through.

The paths of requests are summarized within the available space by identifying common path prefixes.

Related paths are grouped together under headings. For instance, by default paths ending in png, gif or jpg are grouped under the heading Images.

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