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List Number of Hits to Apache Per IP Address

Written by: on 25 November 2014 10:19 AM 25 November 2014 10:19 AM

Find out what IP address has been hitting your webserver for traffic details. An effective guidelines for self learners.

If your server has started getting a lot more traffic and you want to find out what IP address has been hitting your webserver there is a one line command to do this.

1. Login to your server via SSH

2. Locate your access log (generally /etc/httpd/logs)

3. Enter the command:

cat /path/to/access_log |awk '{print $1}' |sort |uniq -c |sort -n |tail

So if your access logs are in the standard location /etc/httpd/logs you would enter:

cat /etc/httpd/logs/access_log |awk '{print $1}' |sort |uniq -c |sort -n |tail

 

You can also get the current number of connections per IP address by entering the command:

netstat -tan| grep -v 'LISTEN'| awk '{print $5}'| grep -v 'and' |grep -v 'Address' |cut -d':' -f1 |sort -n | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -n10

 

Create iptop

If you would like to create a program to view these like a top do the following:

nano /root/ipconnections

Paste this into the file:

netstat -tan| grep -v 'LISTEN'| awk '{print $5}'| grep -v 'and' |grep -v 'Address' |cut -d':' -f1 |sort -n | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -n10
echo ''
echo 'TOTAL CONNECTIONS:' `netstat -tan | grep -v 'LISTEN' | wc -l`

Ctrl O to Save

Ctrl X to Quit

chmod 755 /root/ipconnections

nano /usr/sbin/iptop

Paste this into the file:

watch -n 0.5 /root/ipconnections

Ctrl O to Save

Ctrl X to Quit

chmod 755 /usr/sbin/iptop

You can now type simply: iptop

This will show you the number of connections to your server per IP address and update twice a second.

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