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Re: [xenu-usergroup] Need Help Interpreting Xenu Report

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  • Tilman Hausherr
    Yes, there are false positives sometimes... this happens with some webservers :-( Tilman
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 17, 2008
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      Yes, there are false positives sometimes... this happens with some
      webservers :-(

      Tilman

      On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:33:56 +0100, Vince Thacker wrote:

      >Surely part of the answer to this is that not all broken links are 'file not
      >found' errors. I get reports of server errors (error no. 500), site too busy
      >(503) and very often forbidden enquiry (403) amongst others. I'd have a
      >careful look at the reasons for the broken link messages, which are as clear
      >as the web sites make them. Seems fair enough to total up errors even if
      >they are duplicates on different pages - they're still broken links. Some
      >web sites seem to give out misleading erros, though - sometimes I get a 404
      >file not found, but then go to the site manually without any problems.
      >
      >Vince.
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "Cold_Ethyl" <cold_ethyl@...>
      >To: <xenu-usergroup@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 2:39 PM
      >Subject: [xenu-usergroup] Need Help Interpreting Xenu Report
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      >> Good Day!
      >>
      >> I need to write a report for management and am having difficulty
      >> interpreting the results of the Xenu.
      >>
      >> Could someone please clarify...?
      >>
      >> For instance, the section summary report totals the broken links of
      >> one of our user groups to be "5450" - but the statistics table at the
      >> bottom states only 99 are actually "not found."
      >>
      >> I note that many of the broken URLS appear on multiple pages...so does
      >> the report section summary total up all of the instances and the
      >> summary table at the bottom of the report only report the unique
      >> instances of broken links?
      >>
      >> Also: the report has picked up thousands of "time out" errors...and I
      >> am wondering if there is a way to avoid those on the report?
      >>
      >> Further, in the statistics table at the bottom of the report, what are
      >> "pending" URLS? Are these URLS which have not yet been checked?
      >>
      >> A large number of reportedly broken URLS are not actually
      >> broken...they are links into an internal (public) database... how can
      >> we alleviate receiving these false positives from showing up on the
      >> report?
      >>
      >> Finally, we are also seeing a large number of "403" forbidden links
      >> when using a "canned search" of Google's Image database. Is there any
      >> way to avoid this?
      >>
      >> Thanks in advance,
      >>
      >> Kelly
      >>
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