analyzing httpd-error.log

Charles Howse chowse at
Sun Mar 29 13:26:05 PDT 2009

On Mar 29, 2009, at 1:54 PM, Glen Barber wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Charles Howse <chowse at>  
> wrote:
>> On Mar 28, 2009, at 11:51 PM, Olivier Nicole wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>> Webalizer is doing what it's supposed to with httpd-access.log, but
>>>> when I give it the error log to process is coughs, spits and spills
>>>> out errors with no data processed.  My research hasn't turned up a
>>>> good solution for webalizer and -error.log.
> What are the errors?

Intrusion attempts, (a few) bad links in my website, also I use the  
error.log to troubleshoot cgi scripts.
>>> The format of error log is pretty much different from the format of
>>> transfer log. No wonder webalizer is not liking it. You may have to
>>> write your own format for th error log.
>> Well, can anyone suggest a port that will parse the error.log and  
>> output it
>> to a web page that's easy to read?
> Webalizer is probably your best bet.
>> Also, in httpd.conf what level of detail should I set in the  
>> error.log to
>> get the most information.  It's currently set to 'warn', which I  
>> understand
>> to be 'warn' and everything more critical than that.  I don't care  
>> about the
>> size of the log, or the amount of garbage per line.
> The 'debug' log level will provide the most verbosity.

Thanks, Glen.

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