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Old 05-24-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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Visitor reference on my server

I'm having trouble installing statistical software on my server that runs Slackware 11 without a GUI. For over a year I've been running a gnump3d server that creates a log entry every time somebody visits my server that indicates their IP address and OS used. I've seen on software that generates statistics out of these log files that it is able to tell where a visitor found your server (a search engine for example). I think this information is found in the first entry of my log file. Here's a recent example: - - [21/May/2007:20:45:49 +0000] "GET /" 200 11110 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.2; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30)"

I don't recognize this visitor that says is in Redmond, WA from Microsoft Corp (ISP). My server has been getting spidered over the last year by MSN, Google, and Yahoo.

Is there a way of knowing where visitors found your server from the log file?

Old 05-24-2007, 09:27 PM   #2
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http referer logging?
Old 05-24-2007, 11:38 PM   #3
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1. You can customize log format according to your need in httpd.conf.

LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\" \"%{Cookie}i\"" myownlog

2. Add your customlog format in <virtualhost> block of domain configuration.

CustomLog /var/www/html/ myownlog

Alternatively, you can use following softwares for tracking user statistics.
1. Webaliazer [ Freeware ]
2. Urchin [ ]

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