Error Log should show referrer! (source of problem)

HELPFUL_ANGRY

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Why doesn't the CPanel error log show the referrer?

A log that tells me that file X was not found but does not tell me what page has the erroneous link is not a lot of help.

(Yes, I can use PuTTY to search for an identifying text string, and thus find the referer, but how many clients have that ability? how many want to add that step?)

Make a better product - include the referer in the error log!

Am I missing something?
 

cPanelDavidG

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Why doesn't the CPanel error log show the referrer?

A log that tells me that file X was not found but does not tell me what page has the erroneous link is not a lot of help.

(Yes, I can use PuTTY to search for an identifying text string, and thus find the referer, but how many clients have that ability? how many want to add that step?)

Make a better product - include the referer in the error log!

Am I missing something?
I usually go to AWStats and at the bottom of the navigation on the left click on "Pages not found" - it gives you detailed information on how hits you had to that non-existent page and the referrer for those hits (if any).
 

HELPFUL_ANGRY

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AWStats - good, but still

Thanks DavidG,
I had forgotten AWStats had that Error log.

That satisfies my needs. For others who don't use AWStats, I still expect it would be good for cPanel to include the referrer in the Error Log.

If that's harder than it sounds, perhaps it would suffice to include a footnote with a link to "Pages referring these errors" that takes them to the AWStats 404 view.

Thanks,
HAPPILY_HELPED
 

cPanelDavidG

Technical Product Specialist
Nov 29, 2006
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Thanks DavidG,
I had forgotten AWStats had that Error log.

That satisfies my needs. For others who don't use AWStats, I still expect it would be good for cPanel to include the referrer in the Error Log.

If that's harder than it sounds, perhaps it would suffice to include a footnote with a link to "Pages referring these errors" that takes them to the AWStats 404 view.

Thanks,
HAPPILY_HELPED
Feature requests are always welcome at http://bugzilla.cpanel.net - you may want to post this suggestion there so the developers may consider adding it as they do not routinely monitor the forums.