squint generates a little report of who is spending the most time and resources browsing the internet via your squid proxy server. The top "offenders" (workers?) in terms of data transfer, number of files transferred and on-line time are reported. squint now also generates a detailed history for each person which can be viewed with a browser.

squint is useful for discovering problems with internet usage patterns. To determine on-line time, it is guesstimated that after a "hit" the person is reading the page for the following two minutes. So the measurement of on-line time is unreliable, but the system does provide a warning that investigation may be warranted.

squint periodically analyzes your proxy server logs, and produces linked html pages like this. We make no statement about the legal implications of using this software. We recommend that you modify your corporate network usage policy and clarify that internet usage is monitored in detail before installing squint.

Audience: system administrators and management.
Requires: squid proxy server, web server, web browser, cron
Language: perl and bash
License: GPL
Technical note: Squint is quite resource intensive. It takes around 15 minutes to analyse 1 week of web traffic for 50 users. The size of the generated reports is also considerably larger than the size of the original data.


Links to download You may like to visit the sourceforge mailing list at lists.sourceforge.net, but I've lost the login credentials, so it's doing it's own thing now.

You can verify that you have original bugs by checking the signature:

gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys E3572642
gpg --verify *.gz.asc *.gz