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If you prefer to manually edit your configuration files, use the following syntax for this option:
referringsites on referringsites nopie referringsites offDescription
This option is only useful if your server logs
contain referrer information as an extra field, optionally
in quotes, after the regular common log format fields, or if you have
a separate referrer log. See the server notes
section for information on configuring popular web servers to
log this information in the best possible way. If you have a separate
referrer log, use the
command line option and the
command line option when starting wusage. This produces a special
summary report called
referrers.html (note the spelling)
in the report directory. It is best to configure your server to log the
information in the main log file so it can be included in regular reports.
If your log does not contain referrer data, this report will not
contain useful information!
referringsites report is a commonly requested
variation on the Chart Top Referring URLs (referrers)
report. The difference is that
all incoming hits from the same site together, rather than keeping
a separate count for each page on that site that links to the
site being analyzed.
If present, the Chart Top Referring Sites (referringsites) option indicates
that wusage should output information about the
"referring" sites that linked to pages on your server.
Note that browsers do not always report the
referring site. If the Chart Top Referring Sites (referringsites) option
is absent, or set to
off, a referringsites report will
not be generated. If it is set to
the report is generated, but a pie chart is not drawn.
This option is useful to determine what outside sites
contain references to your site.
You may receive unexpected
results if your logs do not contain referrer information.
You will probably want to use the Ignored Referring URLs (ignorereferrers) option to ignore referring URLs that are within your own site. This ensures that outside links stand out in the referrers report.
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