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    Default Time spent on each web site in Web Filter reports

    Is there a way to include data on how much time a user spends on each web site URL that is logged on the Web Filter report? We would like to track the time spent by site so that we can work out how much time users spend on particular web sites.

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    Not sure how we could do this. Many people use tab browsing, and what happens if you leave that tab open on a site. That doesnt mean that you were surfing that site. For me, I usually have 4 to 5 tabs open and each tab is at different web sites.

    I think measuring the site and bandwidth would be easier and more meaningful. (imho)
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    gotkimchi is right. I run two browsers, each with 5-10 tabs open. If the page is static, there is no time spent but there is a connection. If the pages are dynamic, there are possibly hundreds of connections and also possible megabytes worth of bandwidth used. All are meaningless. I use Gmail. Their AJAX checks for mail, refreshes pages and who knows what else on a very regular basis. I look at it twice a day (maybe three times) and it looks like I did nothing but Gmail all day. It all ends up being anecdotal, though an uninformed manager may fire someone based on their own lack of understanding of modern web technology.

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    Yeah this area is really touchy. I'm getting ready to roll a very large UT installation for one of my largest customers and I'm already preparing the board members so they don't freak out. It is incredibly easy to think someone wasted an entire day on a site just because they left a browser minimized. Heck, just setup a bandwidth counter on your workstation open up msn.com and leave it sit for a few hours.. it's quite scary.

    It all boils down to the fact that http as a protocol doesn't keep a connection open and is constantly firing to get this or that. There really isn't a "session" with the web server to track a time limit with. That is why cookies were invented...
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    MSN is scary, or the bandwidth it steals from more legitimate purposes?

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    Yes to both questions plus what it does to proxy logs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdh View Post
    MSN is scary, or the bandwidth it steals from more legitimate purposes?
    I would love to see that QoS in Untangle. (a quick search turned up that that's still in the future though )

    Edit: This looks promising!
    Last edited by EnOYiN; 05-22-2008 at 12:32 AM.

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    So it's that the Wiki for 5.3? http://wiki-beta.untangle.com/index.php/QoS
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    Quote Originally Posted by juank View Post
    So it's that the Wiki for 5.3? http://wiki-beta.untangle.com/index.php/QoS

    It`s exciting!
    Last edited by hbf777; 06-13-2008 at 11:47 PM.

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