Bot Improvements to

In order to avoid using cookies I am importing Apache log files in to Piwik. I have found that the list of bot exclusions in is no where near substantial enough and initial imports resulted in an excessive hit count due to bots.

I have attached a csv of the bots I will post below the list of bots that I added to but obviously editing the import script is not ideal.

  1. Would it be possible to have the script call a csv (or something similar) that wouldn’t get overridden upon an update?

  2. Would it be possible to have an option in the script to ignore "HEAD … " requests as these are not useful when looking for human visits to the site? (I currently do this with sed before I import the logs)

  3. Would it be possible to have an option to ignore GET requests which look like this:

“GET / HTTP/1.1” 200 14834 “-” “-”

as they are very unlikely to be human also?


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Oh brilliant, thanks. I went downt the wrong path there!

The changes I suggested may still be useful to someone though.