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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Configuring Logging for HTTP, SMTP, and FTP

Now that you know how log files are used and created, let’s look at how you can enable and configure logging. The following sections examine each of the available logging formats.

Configuring NCSA Common Log File Format

The NCSA common log file format is used with HTTP and SMTP sites only. Use the common log file format when your reporting and tracking needs are basic. With this format, log entries are small, which reduces the amount of storage space required for logging.

You enable logging and configure the common log file format by completing the following steps:

  1. Start the IIS snap-in and then, in the left pane (Console Root), click the plus sign (+) next to the computer you want to work with. If the computer ...

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