Alex Vincent wrote:
> One thing I've been thinking about recently is a desire for PHP to
> provide a function whereby PHP scripts can log incoming variables (such
> as $HTTP_POST_VARS) and the PHP scripts which process them.  Such a
> function can prove very useful in knowing what a particular user has
> done.
> Of course, not every PHP script needs logging in this sense.  For
> instance, if I grab a file from the server and dispatch it to the client
> via PHP, that likely doesn't need logging.  But a PHP script call which
> includes dropping a MySQL database is another matter...
> I like the idea of autologging for two reasons.  One is to allow me to
> easily construct a PHP script for replicating my work elsewhere,
> including creating a database holding the same structure but no
> information.  (This advances the cause of open-source development, in my
> opinion.)  The other is in case someone uses a PHP script on my site
> maliciously; not only will I be able to track down who did it, but I
> will likely be able to restore more of what they damaged, entirely.
> I wrote one possible autologger script.  My friend (who is much more
> experienced in PHP than I am) expanded it somewhat.  I'd like to see
> what the PHP development team thinks of adding an autologger function to
> the PHP library of functions.
> Say, logPHPInstance($filename) (which includes a boolean value to
> disable the autologger function within the log, in case someone tries to
> execute the log file all over again without editing it.)
> Opinions?

Try posting the idea on [EMAIL PROTECTED] and see if someone
catches on to it.  If not, I'm afraid you'll have to do it yourself if
you want it. :-)

 - Stig

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