monitoring click throughs on a network


Can't get enough of FH
Dec 23, 2003
Is it possible to have a hit counter or some software to monitor how many times a link is clicked from a single portal page or folder accessed?

I know it can be done online, but can it be done on an internal office network? If so any ideas how to do so freely? :)


Fledgling Freddie
Dec 24, 2003
Assuming you want to track links to network files etc. like \\server\path\file.txt as well as links to URLs, then you probably need to use a redirector page on an internal HTTP server, and wrap all links much like Google does. This means the redirector page always gets hit first, it logs the click, then sends back a redirect to the actual resource (embedded in the URL to the redirector page, perhaps as a query string). This can re-direct to local or network files (file:// scheme URLs) or external resources (http:// ftp:// etc.).

Did that make sense?

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