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I want to block access to my web server by default as a precaution but I keep getting the following errors showing up in my error log.

[Wed Jun 27 23:30:54 2012] [error] [client 86.77.20.107] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/Edu.jar

[Wed Jun 27 23:32:40 2012] [error] [client 86.77.20.107] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/REST.jar

[Wed Jun 27 23:35:39 2012] [error] [client 86.77.20.107] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/Set.jar

[Thu Jun 28 01:01:17 2012] [error] [client 58.218.199.227] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/proxyheader.php

[Thu Jun 28 02:34:57 2012] [error] [client 58.218.199.227] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/proxy.php

[Thu Jun 28 05:41:33 2012] [error] [client 58.218.199.227] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/proxyheader.php

[Thu Jun 28 06:55:10 2012] [error] [client 180.76.6.20] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/

[Thu Jun 28 07:31:26 2012] [error] [client 86.77.20.107] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/Edu.jar

[Thu Jun 28 07:32:25 2012] [error] [client 86.77.20.107] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/REST.jar

[Thu Jun 28 07:36:10 2012] [error] [client 86.77.20.107] client denied by server configuration: /home/www/default/Set.jar

I don't really want these errors to show up but whatever I do, I can't get rid of them. Does anyone know how I can achieve this?

Here is a copy of my configuration.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /home/www/default

    <Directory />
           AllowOverride None
           Order Deny,Allow
           Deny from all
    </Directory>

    #ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log
    #LogLevel warn
    CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined
</VirtualHost>
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Have you tried

LogLevel crit

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#loglevel

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Just tried it out and it appears to work well :) Thanks! – Keith Jun 28 '12 at 10:11

An alternative is to make use of Apache's piped logging feature and apply a filter before writing the log:

ErrorLog "|/bin/grep -v "client denied by server configuration" | /usr/local/apache/bin/rotatelogs /var/log/error_log 86400"
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tried this and apache wouldnt restart – Dan Hastings Dec 4 '15 at 9:33

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