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Squid App for Splunk Enterprise

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The Splunk for Squid app provides field extractions for Squid access logs as well as a dashboard and a request search interface.


Welcome to the Splunk for Squid app! This app provides field extractions for Squid access logs as well as a dashboard and a request search interface.

This app is maintained by Patrik Nordlen. Suggestions and bug reports are appreciated.


To install, extract the .spl file in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps

You will need to enable the appropriate inputs, either via inputs.conf, or through the Manager in the Splunk GUI. Splunk for Squid expects Squid access logs to have a sourcetype of "squid".

Using Splunk for Squid

Field extractions

The most basic feature provided by this app is to extract fields from Squid access logs. The following fields are extracted:

  • duration (Time in milliseconds required for handling the request)
  • clientip (Client IP address)
  • action (Resulting action for a request, like TCP_HIT or TCP_MISS for instance)
  • http_status (The HTTP status returned for a request)
  • bytes (The amount of bytes returned to client, including headers)
  • method (HTTP method)
  • uri (Requested URI)
  • uri_host (Host portion of the requested URI)
  • uri_path (Path portion of the requested URI)
  • username (Username associated with the client connection)
  • hierarchy (Hierarchy data tags)
  • server_ip (The IP address of the destination host)
  • content_type (Content type for data returned)

These field extractions are applied to all logs with sourcetype "squid".

Request search

The app includes a custom search interface for Squid requests, available under "Request search". This interface shows tables and statistics for requests handled by Squid.


A traffic dashboard is provided, showing statistics over time for amount of requests and bandwidth consumed, as well as statistics concerning most prominent client IP addresses and destination sites.

Release Notes

Version 0.2
July 22, 2011

Bugfix release, fixing two bugs:
- The time format regex used was incorrect, resulting in that the event time in the Squid logs was not used. Fixed.
- The requests search interface would not work properly with realtime searches. Fixed (kind of).

Version 0.1
Dec. 28, 2010

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