4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2013 1:35 AM by tillathenun
tillathenun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My Apache error_log (and my wife's) are full of these:

 

[Mon Feb 04 13:19:31 2013] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Library/WebServer/Documents/crls
[Mon Feb 04 13:19:31 2013] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Library/WebServer/Documents/crls
[Mon Feb 04 13:19:31 2013] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Library/WebServer/Documents/crls
[Mon Feb 04 13:27:56 2013] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Library/WebServer/Documents/crls
[Mon Feb 04 13:27:56 2013] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Library/WebServer/Documents/crls

 

They seem to appear randomly. We've wondered whether it was Safari, Versions or something else causing them, but they appear even when those are quit.

 

Sometimes they're a bit different:

 

[Fri Aug 17 15:09:05 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Library/WebServer/Documents/ThawtePremiumServerCA.crl

 

or:

 

[Thu Aug 23 08:51:07 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Library/WebServer/Documents/SVRSecureG3.cer

 

They've appeared for as long as I can remember (so probably from Snow Leopard onwards) and they drive us a bit crazy!

 

It's just one of those things that's always been annoying and it'd be wonderful if someone out there knew what the issue was.

 

Many thanks in anticipation!


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Unusual Apache error_log entries
    UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)

    Looks like a config error related to SSL.. as you noted, probably carried over from old system.

     

    Search your apache config files for a reference to these files.. try something like this:

     

    sudo grep -R "SVRSecureG3" /etc/apache2

     

    or

     

    sudo grep -R "crls" /etc/apache2

  • 2. Re: Unusual Apache error_log entries
    mrmuppet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks very much for the reply.

     

    No luck though - those commands didn't seem to do anything.

     

    One odd thing is that, when I restart Apache, it does take a while before the errors start appearing again.

     

    They also happen when I'm not using it so it must be something the machine's doing in the background.

     

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    Just noticed I posted this reply using my developer account, hence the different profile name!

     

    Message was edited by: mrmuppet

  • 3. Re: Unusual Apache error_log entries
    stechico Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Here's what I did to temporarly fix the problem:

     

    * Made an empty file:

     

    touch /your-path/empty-file

     

    * Made symlinks to the empty-file

     

    ln -s /your-path/empty-file {filename that does not exist}

     

    HTH (for now)

  • 4. Re: Unusual Apache error_log entries
    tillathenun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So, I actually found out what the problem was...

     

    I used to have a hacked version of the Adobe CS suite (shameful, I know) and in the etc/hosts file were loads of IP addresses redirected to 127.0.0.1 (localhost).

     

    Removing them all stopped the errors.

     

    So, moral of the story, always buy your software!