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From Ian Kallen <spida...@salon.com>
Subject Re: duplicate access_log entries
Date Wed, 04 Aug 1999 18:30:07 GMT
Taking this off list: without seeing your httpd.conf it's hard to say --
I definitely don't get this behavior with namevirtualhosts on 1.3.6,
want to show me your conf file?

Michael Douglass wrote:
> 
> No, I disagree.  vhost directives are suppose to override--if I don't
> specify an access-log then it should go to the default one... and it
> should go into that log file once; not twice.  There's no reason that
> I should get two entries per hit in my access_log file.
> 
> There were no oddball virtual directives at all, this is a bug--not a
> feature.
> 
> On Tue, Aug 03, 1999 at 04:18:00PM -0700, Ian Kallen said:
> > Bug? I think this is an undocumented feature ;)
> >
> > It's safest to put your vhost specific directives (logging, redirects,
> > and what not) in virtualhost stanzas and not in the "main" server
> > config. Make your "main" server a virtualhost and you'll get the
> > expected results; make a screwy mix of "main" directives and vhost
> > directives and you end up some oddball behaviors when they merge.
> >
> > Perhaps an explanation in the docs to accompany the  @
> > http://www.apache.org/docs/sections.html that includes the interaction
> > with vhost's would be in good.  I'll volunteer myself to write it up,
> > um, after the conference. :)
> > -Ian
> >
> > Michael Douglass wrote:
> > >
> > > I have a testbed apache server where I am testing out some different
> > > things that my company is going to start supporting.  (I won't
> > > mention what as it has something to do with M$--but anyway...)  I
> > > setup several named virtual hosts and I noticed that the access_log
> > > lines were being written twice.  I untarred 1.3.6 completely and rebuilt
> > > Apache from scratch and it still does the same thing.  Then I started to
> > > look and see if this had been a bug fixed in the up-and-coming 1.3.7 turned
> > > 1.3.8.  I could find nothing of the sort so I dug further.
> > >
> > > The virtual host definitions do not have their own access_log definitions;
> > > however I have found that if I do define an access_log in the virtualhost
> > > definition the entries are written to that file with only 1 entry per hit--
> > > versus the 2 entries.  I've not had time to sit down and figure this one
> > > out, nor am I probably going to as it doesn't directly affect any of my
> > > live servers.
> > >
> > > Thought you guys might like to know this if this is not a "known" bug (
> > > or a "fixed" bug at that).
> > >
> > > --
> > > Michael Douglass
> > > Texas Networking, Inc.
> > >
> > >   Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable for a feature.
> > >     -- from some indian guy
> >
> > --
> > Salon Internet                                http://www.salon.com/
> >   HTTP mechanic, Perl diver, Mebwaster, Some of the above
> > Ian Kallen <idk@salon.com> / AIM: iankallen / Fax: (561) 619-0995
> 
> --
> Michael Douglass
> Texas Networking, Inc.
> 
>   Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable for a feature.
>     -- from some indian guy

--
Salon Internet 				http://www.salon.com/
  HTTP mechanic, Perl diver, Mebwaster, Some of the above
Ian Kallen <idk@salon.com> / AIM: iankallen / Fax: (561) 619-0995

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