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JimJamesAZ
07-07-2007, 05:04 PM
I installed awstats last month and took a look today and was surprised to see all these pages in the "viewed" area that are unfamiliar to me.

Here are the top 2 some examples:
http://www.368mu.com viewed 21513 times, average size 6.68 KB 1 1
http://218.10.18.146:7777 viewed 13133 times, average size 6.68 KB 3 3

Could someone be misusing my site? If so how can I use this information to take care of the situation?

I did not do any configuration of awstats, just the install.

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JimJamesAZ
03-21-2009, 12:47 PM
Years have gone by now and I am the only one afflicted by thousands of entries in my access logs for pages having nothing to do with my site? Here is the text of the support request I put in today:


I can not figure out why I have all these so-called hits being reported in the access logs (and awstats) for URLS that have nothing to do with my site. So far his month, on my site I have
2655 hits to http://www.python.org
751 hits to http://www.shklsd.com.cn/

Those are just the top 2 and they are not linked to from my web site, that I know of.

I have grep'ed for the strings in my files (i.e. shklsd) with no matches returned.

At best, these URLS are irrelevant which is still not good as it really makes awstats useless as the percentage of these results is high.

At worst, my site is being hit on an ongoing basis by some malicious entity.

Whenever I think of opening up an additional site or using this site for a business purpose or keeping the alias on there or not I am always concerned about this issue with the logs and that Westhost has never seemed to be able to adequately address this question of all these entries.

wildjokerdesign
03-21-2009, 08:05 PM
Did you ever submit a support ticket on the issue?

JimD
02-16-2010, 10:54 AM
I've always thought that these urls are the last page visited by users who then access my site from their favourites.

wildjokerdesign
02-17-2010, 08:15 AM
If the user accesses your site via their browser then Awstats is not going to have any way of knowing what site they where last on. They would have to click on a link at another site that leads to your site for it to register a referring site.

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JimD
04-10-2010, 01:03 PM
If the user accesses your site via their browser then Awstats is not going to have any way of knowing what site they where last on. They would have to click on a link at another site that leads to your site for it to register a referring site.

I hear what you're saying, but there are sites on my stats that definitely don't have a link to me. Some of them were from porn sites - don't ask me how I found out. :o

wildjokerdesign
04-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Yeah I've seen that from time to time before. But not as often as you are seeing it.


I've always thought that these urls are the last page visited by users who then access my site from their favourites.

Maybe that is possible but I have never understood that as being the case. I still don't think it should be a concern aside from the fact that it makes Awstates usless to you. You know what you might want to try is SiteMeter (http://www.sitemeter.com/). I used to use that early on with sites and it is pretty slick. Even the Free version is pretty informative. You could compare what you see from awstats with their records.