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From Rob Hartill <hart...@hyperreal.com>
Subject WWW Form Bug Report: "httpd refuses to start if log file or directory for it not exist" on FreeBSD (fwd)
Date Thu, 07 Dec 1995 17:25:55 GMT

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> From nobody@hyperreal.com  Wed Dec  6 22:52:55 1995
> Message-Id: <199512070652.WAA05988@taz.hyperreal.com>
> From: hsu@clinet.fi
> To: apache-bugs%apache.org@organic.com
> Date: Wed Dec  6 22:52:53 1995
> Subject: WWW Form Bug Report: "httpd refuses to start if log file or directory for it
not exist" on FreeBSD
> 
> Submitter: hsu@clinet.fi
> Operating system: FreeBSD, version: 2.2-current
> Extra Modules used: 
> URL exhibiting problem: 
> 
> Symptoms:
> --
> If a incorrect log file is specified for one of the virtual
> hosts, httpd fails to start altogether.  I don't know
> for sure but it also seems that failure does not happen
> right away after the config file has been changed but
> only when the httpd is restarted.  We had used incorrect path
> for a log file (directory did not exist), but did not
> notice anything wrong until the machine paniced and
> rebooted (and as usual, noone noticed that httpd was down
> right away).
> 
> If there is a reason why log files need to exist, it could
> be made an option. 
> 
> We also have virtual host log files at user's directories, so
> they can crash our httpd completely by removing or renaming
> the directory the log files are in. 
> 
> --
> 
> Backtrace:
> --
> 
> --
> 


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