We're using apache 1.1.1 as a web presence provider. One of the services we
offer our clients is a site integrity report, where we hit their site and
test all the links and report on any dead ones.
However, this activity (among others) causes a small site to get a skewed
daily access report, since a large percentage of their hits can come from
the server itself.
Currently we process the log to cull internal hits before feeding it to the
report generator. However, this is not always working and it's just more
CPU time wasted.
Rather than logging, then culling, we'd rather just apache not log hits from
a certain ip address. Is there an easy way to do this? Nothing in the conf
files seems to address it. And we'd rather not try patching the source :)
Thanks for any ideas.