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From John ORourke <john-p...@o-rourke.org>
Subject Re: requests possibly not reaching the log phase
Date Thu, 03 Dec 2009 10:31:55 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:
> If httpd isn't logging anything, the most likely explanation is that the
> request isn't reaching httpd at all.
>
> How reliable is your network between their system and yours? Are there
> any load balancing devices or other network magic in the way that could
> potentially be misconfigured?
>   
That gives me a few new places to hunt down the issue, thanks.

> Packet sniffing will answer the question "was there any evidence of a
> request", and would probably be the least invasive way of measuring
> this. It's always useful to see what the network is actually doing,
> rather than what you think it's doing.
>   

Definitely - I've decided to bite the bullet and run tshark in the 
background, hopefully that will turn up some new information.  Debugging 
an error which happens at random a few times a month is an interesting 
challenge!

cheers
John


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