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    Error_log question

    I have a server with 25 domains (virtual hosts) and one Apache only.

    Everything ok for a month on a brand new server.

    Then I hired a guy on scriptlance to change the httpd.conf so I can see the reverse DNS in the access_log for all domains.

    No problem. Quickly done.

    Then I found out that none of the error_log files are written any more on any of the domains. All error_log end the day the access_log definition was changed because of the reverse DNS.

    What could that guy change that provoked this. I am completely out of ideas now.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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    rosko,

    First (and foremost), WELCOME to SitePoint and to the Apache Forum!

    Now, do you know this third party (how can you trust what was done)? Did you save a copy of the original httpd.conf (how do you know WHAT was changed)?

    Okay, my knowledge of error logs is extremely limited (you may want to PM LinhGB - he's an administrator at a uni in Melbourne) but the log section was obviously changed and it should be a simple matter to reinstate the error log.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklynn View Post
    rosko,
    Now, do you know this third party (how can you trust what was done)? DK
    You are right I hired a guy with impressive (worker who spends a lot of time until prblem is solved - I now understand why!) feedbacks on scriptlance from a 3rd-world country and I found out that this guy knows Unix but not the web (after a month we taleked about a new web server and he asked me a week to install perl!!!) That's when I realized the guy was a fake and I better check everything but I am new a Unix guy myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by dklynn View Post
    Okay, my knowledge of error logs is extremely limited (you may want to PM LinhGB - he's an administrator at a uni in Melbourne) but the log section was obviously changed and it should be a simple matter to reinstate the error log.
    DK
    I will. I need someone to change the server password too.

    Thanks for your help.

    Rosko

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    Certified Ethical Hacker silver trophybronze trophy dklynn's Avatar
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    rosko,

    Ah, the old live and learn routine. Good to be trusting but that only goes so far in today's world.

    Server password? That should be your FTP account to the server so it should be a rather simple matter to open a new FTP account for yourself (and ANOTHER ONE for anyone else you dare to let touch the httpd.conf) and DELETING the old, compromised one.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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