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From Rob Hartill <r...@imdb.com>
Subject Re: Access log has entries with "-" request fields (fwd)
Date Fri, 18 Apr 1997 11:51:59 GMT

This is a suggestion to change the "response code" logged when
there's no request logged and a "-" appears in the logfile instead...

He asked because the 'analog' log analyser interprets entries logged
as "200" and with a request of "-" as corrupt.

>You refer to this situation as an 'aborted request'.
>
>It's finally dawned on me what the *real* problem is here.
>
>The response code that Apache gives for this timed-out request is 200.
>Which means that the request was successfully processed.  Correct?
>
>Well, it's NOT successfully processed - there WAS no request due to
>the timeout.
>
>HTTP 1.1 provides for a return code of 408 to indicate a timeout.
>Under 1.0 or earlier, I presume a generic 400 would suffice.
>
>How about *that* for a clean solution?
>
>After all, I see in the log that Apache returns 400 for garbled requests:
>
>   site.name - - [17/Apr/1997:15:09:16 -0400] "02 [it] (Win16; I)" 400 -
>
>Why not 400 (or 408) for missing requests?  :D
>
>        John Van Essen - Systems Programmer <vanes002@tc.umn.edu>
>        Systems Software and WWW Log Maintenance <jve@gamers.org>
>        3D Action Gamers' Archive Support <3dgamers@3dgamers.com>
>


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