Modifying the default Apache log format

spellinn

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I've a cPanel server that sits behind a web cache device, which means all traffic gets logs as being from that device, not the "real" client IP. The device inserts a custom HTTP header with the "real" client IP, so I need to modify the system-wide httpd.conf with this new format.

I've created a main.local file in /var/cpanel/templates/apache2 as per the documentation, but the line for creating the Apache log is :

Code:
LogFormat [% dir.logformat %]
When the conf file is compiled, this is expanded to:

Code:
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined
What I don't know is where dir.logformat originates from, so I can edit this value with the custom HTTP header so it gets compiled correctly into the final .conf

Cheers


Neil
 

cPanelTristan

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You could simply replace the "LogFormat" line in main.local with the actual line you want it to have, so you change it to:

Code:
LogFormat "something here" "something here" combined
Whatever you want to line to say instead. Or, have you tried that and it isn't working on "/scripts/rebuildhttpdconf" command?