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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject RE: Logging aborted connections in the access log
Date Thu, 07 Sep 2000 19:00:50 GMT
> From: James Sutherland [mailto:jas88@cam.ac.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 11:46 AM
> To: new-httpd@apache.org
> Subject: Re: Logging aborted connections in the access log
> 
> > > > > From: Bill Stoddard [mailto:stoddard@raleigh.ibm.com]
> > > > > Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 9:05 AM
> > > > > 
> > > > > It would be useful to note in the access log when 
> > > > > a request has been aborted by the client.  The 
> > > > > condition is easy to detect in mod_log_config by checking
> > > > > r->connection->aborted.  I've considered several ways to log

> > > > > the info, none of which are particularly appealing:
> > > > > 
> > > > > 1. Introduce a new LogFormat formatting field, %c, which would 
> > > > > spit out a suitable indicator. " X" if the connection was 
> > > > > aborted, "-" otherwise.
> > >
> > > one more thought... we need to assure the size/time factors are passed
> > > on to allow real evaluation of 'walkaways' at slow pages.
> 
> I think he wants to distinguish between people who make a request, get
> 0.1K/sec and give up, and those who start a download and get 
> cut off for some other reason. Logging bytes transferred and time taken 
> should cover this?

Yes... 

Just making sure we continue to capture the bytes transfered and request
processing time up to the point the user canceled the connection.

Nothing better for demonstrating to web authors that slow pages=ignored
content :-)

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