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Apache: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition by Peter Laurie, Ben Laurie

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11.2. Status

Apache can be persuaded to cough up comprehensive diagnostic information by including and invoking the module mod_status:

AddModule modules/standard/mod_status.o

This produces invaluable information for the webmaster of a busy site, enabling him or her to track down problems before they become disasters. However, since this is really our own business, we don't want the unwashed mob out on the Web jostling to see our secrets. To protect the information, we therefore restrict it to a whole or partial IP address that describes our own network and no one else's.

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