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does anyone know if the webstats can be changed so that the domain name opposed to the IP addresses can be shown. On my other sites, it is much easier to monitor the origin of traffic.
2-4-02, 12:36 AM
The following 2 entries must be made to the webalizer.conf file which is located in the /etc/ directory (your web pages are in /htdocs/)
Filename to use for the DNS cache. Relative to output directory unless an absolute name is given (ie: starts with '/').
Number of children DNS processes to run in order to create/update the DNS cache file. Specify zero (0) to disable
I would heavily recommend that you only specify 1 for DNSChildren. Otherwise you may load down Powweb's servers if too many processes are running. (My opinion anyway)
esccanada, would you exemplify these entries please. I am looking at the webalizer.conf file but would not know where to add these entries, and how would they be worded?
Would this just be added to the end?
2-4-02, 03:11 PM
You got most of it correct. You need to actually specify a filename for DNScache though.
Just edit the file and add them to the bottom.
As an example:
This would set the DNSCache filename to DNSCachefile and the number of children DNS processes to 1.
As an aside, I tested this with my webstats last night and it hasn't worked but then there wasn't any activity on my site since the last invocation of webalizer anyway.
These settings should work but I have no immediate proof.
Thanks esccanada. I will have to wait till Powweb fixes webstats.
Many of us, on various servers, have not had Webstats work for a week and they are ignoring email inquiries.
2-5-02, 11:00 PM
Well I just looked at my webstats and the IPs are now resolving so this appears to be the correct way to do this.
FYI: You have always had full control over webalizer.conf in your etc directory.
2-7-02, 10:46 AM
Starr, for those of us who are slightly technologically challenged, what is the etc directory, and how do we access it to make changes?
2-7-02, 06:07 PM
Your have the following directories off of your root directory:
You put your webpage files in htdocs, cgi-bin is used for any cgi apps you may want to use, logs is where your system keeps error logs and access logs.
Etc is used for (by default) the webalizer.conf file. That's it.
To access it, use FTP. It is not viewable via HTTP.
2-8-02, 10:49 AM
I only have htdocs and logs (there *is* a webstats folder under htdocs). Webstats, custom log status, and error log status are turned on.
2-8-02, 12:36 PM
Make sure your not trying to view the directories with FrontPage. It WILL hide some on you. It must be accessed by FTP.
If that's not the case, then you can create it yourself or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2-9-02, 12:43 PM
I found the etc and cgi-bin directories! I was using an older version of cute ftp. I downloaded a new version of WS ftp and found the directories *are* there.
Now I only have to wait until webstats are working again.
Thanks for your help and patience.
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