ProxyInspector 3.x Standard edition manuals :: How it works

ProxyInspector 3.x Standard edition manuals :: How it works

How it works

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The main purpose of the program is to generate Internet usage reports based on the information stored in the proxy server’s log files. This data is copied to the ProxyInspector database in a compressed form (this process is called importing and is carried out on a regular basis). Once this process is finished, the software can create traffic reports. Reports can be viewed right in the program, emailed, printed and saved to files of different formats for future use. The program also enables you to automate importing and report generation.




Operation Modes


ProxyInspector can be started in a regular or command line mode. In the first case, all the settings and features of the program can be accessed using a GUI. The command line mode can be used for automating the processes of importing log files and generating reports.


In the console mode, all the actions are carried out according to the previously configured settings, and specifically import settings. You can only use a ready template to generate a report. A ready report can be saved to a file or sent by email. More information about this process is available in the command line section.


In the regular mode (see the right part of the scheme), users have access to all of the program’s settings and functions, including server type selection, removal of individual records and complete database purging, import of proxy log files, report generation, editing of report templates, editing users and user groups, protocols, subnets and more. The sequence of actions in this mode is defined by the user. Generated reports can be viewed, sent by email or printed. Besides, users can load previously saved reports in the ProxyInspector format.


The difference between the modes is clearly illustrated in the scheme below: