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A question about this REMOTE_HOST stuff--generally, server admins disable the hostname translation because it slows down the server, correct? I agree that it's the "sane" thing to do--but in this case, aren't you sort of defeating the purpose by doing the hostname translation yourself?

The whole point, I thought, was to disable runtime hostname translation, because it slows things down; you seem to agree, so why re-introduce this step? Why not just log IP addresses, then run a cron job later as part of your stat analysis to do the hostname translation?

Just something to think about. If I'm missing the main issues, let me know.


In reply to RE: RE: RE: Poor Man's Web Logger by btrott
in thread Poor Man's Web Logger by comatose

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