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From Mark Montague <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache restarting
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:29:31 GMT
On November 15, 2011 15:34 , =?utf-8?B?w5h5dmluZCBMb2RlIC0gRm9ydW1z?= 
<> wrote:
>> Have you configured log rotation? When rotating logs, it is common to
>> gracefully restart apache to write to new log files.
> I found the answer in /etc/logrotate.d/apache2
> /etc/init.d/apache2 reload is executed when logs are rotated.

I use cronolog because it avoids the need to signal httpd.  cronolog 
also has a number of other nice features, including running as a 
different user id than the web server (so a rogue CGI cannot modify the 
log files), flexible file naming, and automatic symbolic linking.  (I'm 
using version 1.7.0 beta with the jumbo patch).

   Mark Montague

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