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Re: Skip over log entries by accessing IP or URL?

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:07:14 +0900
Message-Id: <E42154B4-7416-43D8-9A00-7D470F7BBB5E@w3.org>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: Martin Smith <martins@bebr.ufl.edu>

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the detailed, well thought-out request.
> 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.

This sounds like a good idea indeed. To track this request, I have  
just added an entry in our bugzilla:

> Can I ask the logvalidator to globally skip certain loglines if  
> they match some
> criteria (referrer, request addr/ip, URI)?

Filtering by URI is already possible with ExcludeAreas. For other  
ways to filter the log, there's always the possibility of first  
piping the log through a few grep commands, but I agree that making  
the logvalidator do that job would be even cooler.


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