Thursday, October 19, 2006

Live Log File

We're now making the live log file from the TarPit available here. The "public" logfile is updated every minute or so. This is an extract of the real log file to remove all of the debugging messages, but shows every single connection.

The file is compressed using gzip and is a space-delimited text file. The fields in the file are:


time - the system time in milliseconds since 01/01/1970 00:00:00 GMT
serial - sequential number for this run of the tar pit
host - reverse DNS lookup or IP address of the connecting host
delay - number of milliseconds spent in the TarPit

Please don't automate fetches of the log file too often as bandwidth is at a premium... so make any automation only fetch hourly at most.

The logfile URL is:

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