Re: [htdig] digger alias problem

Ralf Wigand (
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:23:23 +0100

On Tue, Mar 16, 1999 at 08:45:09AM +0100, Walter Hafner wrote:
> > the machine the digger runs on has several aliases. While digging other
> > WWW-Servers, their maintainers complain about a machine rv31xz making
> > huge amount of traffic on their webserver.
> >
> > I want to modify not only the referer or the user-agent, but also the
> > name the digger announces himself to the remote webserver. in other words:
> > from the remote webservers logfile:
> > BAD: rv31xz - - [15/Mar/1999:16:15:54 +0100] "GET /server-status HTTP/....
> > GOOD: htdigger - - [15/Mar/1999:16:15:54 +0100] "GET /server-status HTTP/..
> >
> > with htdigger being an alias to rv31xz.
> >
> > Is there an option for this?
> Yes: "server_aliases"

NO! I am NOT talking about the visited hosts, but the machine htdig runs from.

To make it clear once again: the machine collecting the html-files with
htdig is our webserver, which is one of a pool of machines with names like
rv31xz, rv32xz etc. the active one has an alias name www. So when htdig
makes a hostname lookup whats the name of the machine it is running on,
it gets back this cryptic rv32xz name and NOT the alias www.

Admins of a REMOTE server see entries in their logfiles like the one
marked with BAD on top of this message. I want to give the htdig-program
a dedicated server name, thats what I am looking for.

Still need help!

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