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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Can we filter out messages going to error log
Date Tue, 30 Oct 2007 08:25:41 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JAIN, ABHAY K, ATTSI [] 
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 9:11 PM
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] Can we filter out messages going to error log
> Sorry for re-posting it under wrong subject header previously.
> Is there anyway, I can filter out and prevent some error messages
> based on error pattern or something else. It seems security
> folks run stuff everyday to sniff and it fills up error log.

Yes.. but not via the config only; the error log doesn't have facilities
like LogFormat and CustomLog and conditional logging that you can use
with the access log.

However, you can still pipe the log to a program, rather than just to a
file. So you can write a perl-script or similar that could filter out
patterns you don't want. See and for ideas.

Owen Boyle
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