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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] change 404 status for given filespec?
Date Sat, 24 Apr 2010 16:22:43 GMT
On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Gary Webster <> wrote:
> Hello.
> I thought this might be simple, but I've not been able to find anything
> which works after much searching/experimenting.
> I have an application which submits a job to my webserver, then polls
> every few seconds for the output result file to be available.
> I am using NeoLoad ( to test my server.
> When the app (& NeoLoad) polls, & the file is not there (most of the
> time), Apache returns a 404 .
> There are many of these, so my NeoLoad results show many 'errors', & I can
> hardly tell if I have an actual error.
> So, I need either someone to tell me how to get NeoLoad to 'filter' 404s
> for a given filespec, or a lightweight way to have Apache rather return
> 204, or some such, for DocumentNotFound for a given filespec.

You could configure mod_rewrite to return 410 (Gone) for some of those
resources if that would help you differentiate.

You could also disable logging for the results file ("conditional logging")

Eric Covener

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