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From James Sutherland <ja...@cam.ac.uk>
Subject Re: Logging aborted connections in the access log
Date Thu, 07 Sep 2000 16:46:02 GMT
On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Bill Stoddard wrote:

> 
> > > From: William A. Rowe, Jr. [mailto:wrowe@rowe-clan.net]
> > > Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 9:38 AM
> > > 
> > > > 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.
> > > 
> > > I like this, but what about "!", "*" or some other unambigous symbol?
> > 
> > one more thought... we need to assure the size/time factors are passed
> > on to allow real evaluation of 'walkaways' at slow pages.
> 
> Huh?

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?


James.


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