Solved

How to trace the visitor

Posted on 1998-07-16
8
263 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
Is it possible to write a programm to record the visitor's address (the last 10 or 20) who visited your web-page? And the record should be recorded in another html file. If yes, how?
0
Comment
Question by:chenwei
8 Comments
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:sybe
ID: 1858578
It is possible:

1. using CGI (Perl, ASP or whatever). The way it is done is usually by showing a "invisible" 1x1 transparent gif image, which is the result of a cgi-script. As the image is called by the browser, the script detects the visitors address and writes it to a file/database. A similar effect can be reached using SSI (server side include) but that is not supported by all webservers.

2. using the logfile of your server. The server logs the visitors addresses, there are programs that real time analyse the server log file (eg Webtrends), but you can also make one yourself.

The best solution in your situation depends on OS, server program, availability and knowlegde of scripting language, so if you want a more precise answer, you should give some details about that.
0
 

Author Comment

by:chenwei
ID: 1858579
Thanks for the answer first.

I am using Win 95/NT. I have no entrance to our server. I know C. I am learning JavaScript. This is my situation at the moment.

If I could get the source code, it would be the best.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:slinky
ID: 1858580
If you can't get to the server, you can't write to a file.
Javascript has no file I/O capabilities.
You can only do it in C if you can get a CGI program onto the server.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
SirCaleb earned 50 total points
ID: 1858581
There is a free service out there called "Extreme Tracking" which will do all of this for you...this should do the trick for you..

http://www.extreme-dm.com/tracking/

This is really your only other option since you do not have access to the server...this service is very nice...I use it on all my Websites.  :-)
0
DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

 

Author Comment

by:chenwei
ID: 1858582
To SirCaleb:

Thanks a lot for your recommendation. It's wonderful!

To Slinky::
I've spocken with our system administrator. He is agree that I can put a CGI file by the server. So you could give me more information, or?
Thank you!
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:SirCaleb
ID: 1858583
Great, I'm glad you liked it...is my answer rejected or accepted?  :-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:chenwei
ID: 1858584
To SirCaleb:

Sorry, I forgot to give a commend to your answer. Your recommendation is excellent!
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:SirCaleb
ID: 1858585
That is awesome....that service is the best thing since sliced bread..  :-)

0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Grunt No Clean Targets 6 102
FTP File permissions 1 44
Set cookies HttpOnly and Secure 4 108
remove background quote mark from widget 6 14
Why do we like using grid based layouts in website design? Let's look at the live examples of websites and compare them to grid based WordPress themes.
Read about why website design really matters in today's demanding market.
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.

930 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now