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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Tomcat access logs
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2006 14:36:38 GMT
Yep...great idea...I'll throw that flag in.

Aaron Mulder wrote:
> +1 on the concept
> Can we leave the valve in place but with some flag set so requests
> pass through it but it just does nothing?  It would be nice if the
> console could have an "enable logging" checkbox and nicer still if it
> could just toggle a property on the valve instead of needing to insert
> or remove valves in the chain.  Like a "loggingEnabled" property or
> something.
> Thanks,
>     Aaron
> On 4/6/06, Matt Hogstrom <> wrote:
>> +1 to leave it off.  Generally folks will front end the AppServer with Apache HTTP
and use that for
>> their access logging.
>> Jeff Genender wrote:
>>> A while back, someone had requested that the access logs for Tomcat be
>>> turned on by default in Geronimo.  This basically involved enabling the
>>> Tomcat AccessLogValve, and this request was granted.
>>> Upon further review, it would seem that other application servers leave
>>> this off by default.  In fact, Tomcat itself leaves this off by default.
>>>  I suppose that the reason for this is most Java web implementations are
>>> front-ended by a web server such as httpd, and the web server handles
>>> these logs.
>>> Should we follow suit and by default keep the access logs turned off?
>>> This seems to make more sense.
>>> Thoughts and opinions on this matter?
>>> Jeff

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