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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Time to clean up..?
Date Thu, 12 Jun 1997 09:03:15 GMT
I admit that this *is* a case for the various extremely general config
languages I've seen proposed.

But this particular case (avoiding logging some hits matching a particular
pattern) can be achieved by a less general construct.  <Directory>
and its ilk surround a per_dir_config, and run during header parsing.
Add two other constructs:

<HeaderMatch header regex>
<HeaderMatch header regex>

Then you can exclude local referers by wrapping the TransferLog directive

<HeaderNoMatch Referer localhostname>
    TransferLog logs/access_log

You also have to make TransferLog a per_dir rather than a per_server...
but I think my example is good enough.  Since it happens in a well
defined phase, and is restricted to regex matching and per_dir merging...
it'll probably perform well.


P.S.  Actually I'd prefer it if we used only HeaderMatch and defined some
regex operators like /rx/, /rx/i (ignore case), and !/rx/ (doesn't match)
which we can use in all our regexs.

On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
> Guess we better add that then.  Have a regexp library now, so... <g>
> On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Rob Hartill wrote:
> > On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> > 
> > >     With 1.2 out the door, maybe this would be a good time to remove
> > >     deprecated/discouraged items from the distribution tree?  Such as
> > >     mod_log_referer and mod_log_agent, which are replaced by
> > >     mod_log_config?  There are probably others, too..
> > 
> > mod_log_referer also handles ignoring certain (e.g. local) referers,
> > I don't think that can be done with mod_log_config.
> > 
> > --
> > Rob Hartill                              Internet Movie Database (Ltd)
> >   .. a site for sore eyes.
> > 

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