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  • 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 1 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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