Re: apache2 access_log problem

From: Ulric Eriksson <>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 09:36:37 +0100 (CET)

On Sun, 2 Dec 2007, jpd wrote:

> sorry for the late reply, thanks for the help
> gone for adding X-forward-for to the apache log
> one questions why should i look at penlog? As the web apps i
> use all take there logs from apache, what benefits are there in
> using penlog?

If you have more than one web server and log to files, you'll end
up with a bunch of logs. To analyze web traffic you need to
combine those logs somehow. Penlogd can do that for you on the

It is also a convenient way to put the logs on a separate server,
perhaps the one doing the analysis. This also avoids log files
filling up disk space on the web servers. Penlog is useful for
this purpose even if you're using a web server without load

It also fixes the logs so that the original client ip address is
used. Penlogd is more reliable than the http header hack at this.

Received on Sun Dec 02 2007 - 09:36:38 CET

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