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Re: Re: [webalizer] log entries in error

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  • greg@gmlnt.com
    Hi, I am away from work until 13th February 2006. In my absence, please contact the office on 01255 851 999 or 01255 672 103, or via support@gmlnt.com.
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 7, 2006
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      Hi,

      I am away from work until 13th February 2006. In my absence, please contact the office on 01255 851 999 or 01255 672 103, or via support@....

      Regards,

      Greg.
    • EB
      I m pretty sure this was a default setting. I guess I ll comment it out to see if the same error occurs. ... created ... the DumpPath ... delimited ...
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 7, 2006
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        I'm pretty sure this was a default setting. I guess I'll comment it
        out to see if the same error occurs.

        --- In webalizer@yahoogroups.com, Enric Naval <enventa2000@...> wrote:
        >
        > I have never used the "dump" option, but those look like files
        created
        > by webalizer with the contents of the dump (because of
        the "DumpPath"
        > option).
        >
        > From the webalizer.conf file:
        >
        > # The Dump* keywords allow the dumping of Sites, URL's, Referrers
        > # User Agents, Usernames and Search strings to seperate tab
        delimited
        > # text files, suitable for import into most database or spreadsheet
        > # programs.
        >
        > It says "tab delimited", those must be the files with .tab
        extension.
        >
        >
        > You really shouldn't be dumping random files in the /var/log/httpd
        > directory, because of the risk that you will accidentally overwrite
        > your logfiles.
        >
        > Do you really need dump files? Maybe you activated them by accident.
        > Webalizer will work just fine without them, they're just generated
        as a
        > byproduct for importing into databases and similar.
        >
        > If you really need dump files, then create a different directory
        just
        > for dumps or just dump in the same directory as "OutputDir" (or
        better
        > not, since it creates a security risk because anyone visiting your
        > stats could open those files by default and read all your stats in a
        > easy-to-data-mine format ....).
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > --- EB <ebabin@...> wrote:
        >
        > > I see these log entries but cannot find where this is configured
        to
        > > create these files.
        > >
        > > Error: Unable to open file /var/log/httpd/url_200601.tab!
        > > Error: Unable to open file /var/log/httpd/site_200601.tab!
        > > Error: Unable to open file /var/log/httpd/ref_200601.tab!
        > > Error: Unable to open file /var/log/httpd/agent_200601.tab!
        > >
        > >
        > > My webalizer.conf entries --
        > > OutputDir /var/www/html/usage
        > > DumpPath /var/log/httpd
        > >
        > > Is it a permissions problem? It should be running as root, no?
        > > drwx------ 2 root root .
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        > Enric Naval
        > Estudiante de Informática de Gestión en la Udl (Lleida)
        > GRIHO webalizer.conf
        > http://griho.udl.es/webalizer/webalizer.conf.txt
        >
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