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Skip over log entries by accessing IP or URL?

From: Martin Smith <martins@bebr.ufl.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 09:18:42 -0400
Message-ID: <2709A069CB844242A469ECC57C29D6210205FAFF@kobe.bebr.ufl.edu>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

Hello www-validator folks :)

This is my first post -- I've checked the public archives before asking
this question but I couldn't find an answer there. For the record, I
absolutely love the log validator tool and give thanks to those who have
spent so much time making an awesome tool :).

I'm looking to have the log validator that we run locally skip over
certain entries in our Apache logs. Here in Florida, our university
scans all network machines perodically for vulnerabilities, and it
generates thousands of Apache log entries when it discovers a web server
it can query.

I don't want all of the scans in our logvalidator stats. Nor do I want
internally-generated page hits in our stats either. I'd like to filter
them out during the log processing phase, instead of the Apache phase.
This would be very similar to the awtstats settings SkipHosts. Can I ask
the logvalidator to globally skip certain loglines if they match some
criteria (referrer, request addr/ip, URI)?

Thank you,

Martin Smith, Systems Developer
martins@bebr.ufl.edu
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
University of Florida
(352) 392-0171 Ext. 221 
Received on Tuesday, 23 October 2007 02:34:01 GMT

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