Forum OpenACS Q&A: access log: how do you stop tracking gifs?

hi all,

my access logs are getting huge with all of these references to the
gifs that are downloaded for each page.  how do i stop this?  i can't
seem to find any mention in the documention anywhere.



Posted by Jerry Asher on
There is no standard way to not log a specific kind of file or URL or request.  You might a) not log anything, b) set up another server on another port (apache, or aolserver, or) to serve JUST your gifs, c) ignore the issue, d) take a look at the nsvhr/nsunix patch I have created available from my site -- amongst those patches is a patch the aolserver/nslog module so that if it finds a header that says, "X-NOLOG", it won't log the request.  I use that, as well as a filter to set that header, to keep various requess out of my logs.