RE: Potentially serious error in unix server http logging.

Bob Denny (
Thu, 17 Nov 1994 01:15:33 +0100

>The problem comes in handling cases where a file request is aborted
>by the client by the client dropping its end of the connection.
>This case is sometimes erroneously logged as being successful even
>when the disconnect is detected; however, for a large class of cases
>(including he one I was actually interested in, demmit), the client
>disconnection is never discovered by the server.

Neither of these happen with the Windows Web server. It immediately
detects a closure by the client. No entry is made in the access log
unless the transaction completes, including successfully sending the
server's response (whatever that is) back to the client.

-- Bob (defensive mode today)