This article provides a breakdown of web server log fields and example data you might see. I also indicate how and why people might use the data.
The internet can be the world’s biggest distraction. Sometimes you need some simple steps to block access to various websites either on a permanent basis or maybe certain times of the day.
The acronym FTP may sound new, but it is a well-established transfer protocol. Webmasters use FTP software to upload files from their computer to a web server. Some companies use FTP to distribute software updates, patches and forms. Although you can use dedicated FTP clients such as CuteFTP, WS_FTP and others, it’s easy to connect to FTP servers using your browser if you know the FTP browser syntax.
One of the lesser known, but important files included with Windows is the hosts file. It’s a simple text file without a file extension that was designed to map or override IP addresses before accessing a domain name server. Recently, it’s taken a more protective role in ad blocking and stopping spyware.