Track Apache Directory Listing


(or4n9e) #1

Hi there Piwik community,

this is my very first post to these forums, thus first of all, thanks a lot for this great Analytics software. I just get started to use it for my wordpress blog and phpbb3 forums and so far it’s working great. One thing I’m wondering about is: how may I track an Apache Directory Listing? I mean, there is no html or php file where I could enter the Piwik Javascript Tracking code into. So far I used the respective footers of my Wordpress and phpbb3 templates to achieve this, but I urgently need to track my Download directory (and subfolders) at piranha.pwnz.org/pub as well. Any suggestions are highly appreciated.

thanks in advance,
or4n9e


(vipsoft) #2

Write one script to serve up the directory listing. Add the tracking code to this script.

Each link to a download would load a second script. It too would have the tracking script. The script could then do a redirect or serve up the actual downloadable content.


(or4n9e) #3

Write one script to serve up the directory listing. Add the tracking code to this script.

Each link to a download would load a second script. It too would have the tracking script. The script could then do a redirect or serve up the actual downloadable content.

Sorry, but I do not entirely understand what you’re saying. May you please provide an example regarding to the index I mentioned, i.e. explain this in (at least a bit) more detail?

I myself thought about using the ReadmeName Directive and introduce the Piwik Tracking into the README.html in the meantime, but unfortunately my webhost doesn’t allow this.

thanks!


(Christian Schneider) #4

Hi or4n9e

Maybe this helps you:

www.redips.net/apache/styling-directory-listings/

But as I read from your previous post you have no access as root to the server? I think that it also doesn’t work for you…

I guess that vipsoft want to say that you have to use a file sharing/file download script and not provide the directory listing.

Regards,
Christian.


(or4n9e) #5

But as I read from your previous post you have no access as root to the server? I think that it also doesn’t work for you…

Thanks for the link! I already read dozens of those tutorials in order to get ReadmeName Directive to work to no avail. I don’t have access to the root server but I’m allowed to use .htaccess (without restriction as the host says). Everything=CSS, icons works awesome (see directory listing) but the footer/header. Thus, no idea where to put the Tracking Code.

Thanks anyways


(or4n9e) #6

This is solved! I just needed to add

<Files "readme.html">
ForceType text/html
</Files>
Readmename readme.html

to my existing .htaccess and the footer showed up (now with Piwik tracking)

Thanks!