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    www_server logs and x-service bor-info requests

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    In the www_server logs we are seeing the bor_id and verification in plain text from x-server requests to bor-info. Is there a way to not log these elements?


    The logging of this information is hard-coded into the program and is executed when the www_server is started with the "-v" (verbose) option. When the www_server is restarted with util 3 1, the -v option is automatically invoked. You could edit the proc ($aleph_root/proc/www_server) to eliminate the -v option, but that is likely to turn off a great deal of other logged information that you may find useful. You could experiment with this and see if it is too drastic a change.

    However, verification is not checked if you use the default x-server password WWW-X. So, you don't actually need to have people use verification in their requests. The following request works on our v18 server:


    If you don't have security concerns, this might work for you. The information would still be logged, but would not be private information.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013