getenv("HTTP_REFERER") returns empty string!?
Posted on 2003-11-24
mail("My Name <firstname.lastname@example.org>", date("D, M j, Y - h:i a T", time()), "Connection from " . getenv("REMOTE_HOST") . " referred by " . getenv("HTTP_REFERER"), "From: \"Server Access!\" <server@site_server.com>");
I put this on my index page to mail me whenever someone visits my site. The referer returns the URL of my own bookmarks page, sited on the same server as this site, but under a different virtual domain name, but when others visit the site, the referer is blank, perhaps an empty string or a NULL. Why is the referer not being detected? Is there a way to fix it? Bonus question: can I get the IP address resolved with a reverse domain name lookup directly inside this little script?