Acquiring Traffic logs of a mediawiki API (for example Wikipedia.org)

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Acquiring Traffic logs of a mediawiki API (for example Wikipedia.org)

Willem Siers
Hi all,

For my research (related to reverse engineering) I am interested in traffic logs of an API.
It would help me a lot if I could get access to traffic logs of a web-service. My question is, could I acquire such traffic logs of for example Wikipedia.org? I'm interested in a collection of API requests, for example a list of calls like this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?format=json&action=query&titles=Pigeon
This can simply be a list of urls, but can also be a server log or a Wireshark capture.

I understand potential data-privacy issue, but a curated or filtered list would already be very helpful.

Any pointers who to contact for such a request? Or other pointers for gathering such data?

Thank you in advance.
Kind regards,
Willem

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Re: Acquiring Traffic logs of a mediawiki API (for example Wikipedia.org)

bawolff
Hi,

It is possible, but you need special permission and to sign an NDA. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Formal_collaborations for details

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On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 9:24 AM Willem Siers <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi all,

For my research (related to reverse engineering) I am interested in traffic logs of an API.
It would help me a lot if I could get access to traffic logs of a web-service. My question is, could I acquire such traffic logs of for example Wikipedia.org? I'm interested in a collection of API requests, for example a list of calls like this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?format=json&action=query&titles=Pigeon
This can simply be a list of urls, but can also be a server log or a Wireshark capture.

I understand potential data-privacy issue, but a curated or filtered list would already be very helpful.

Any pointers who to contact for such a request? Or other pointers for gathering such data?

Thank you in advance.
Kind regards,
Willem
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