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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Re: ErrorDocument(srm.conf): little bug (fwd)
Date Mon, 21 Aug 1995 19:19:18 GMT
On Mon, 21 Aug 1995, Rob Hartill wrote:
> > BTW: I put a comment around
> >    log_reason ("no authentication line", ...
> > cause the error_log grows too much on a server, which has lots
> > of protected documents. And this error occures every time a user
> > follows a link to a protected document for the first time (per
> > session).
> >    
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Merten Schumann                  mesc@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
> 
> It's standard practice for browsers not to send an Auth line
> first time, so I think this is not an "error", so should be
> removed for the error_log.

It's functionally equivalent to the fact that a 401 was recorded in the 
access_log, but if it gave more information to the admin (i.e., "password 
mismatch" or "no such user") that would be very helpful in debugging.  I 
say make it a runtime option.  Actually, a general "debugging level" 
option would be very cool.

	Brian

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