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From "Paul Glezen" <pgle...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Need user name, hostname, etc. in log...
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2001 20:54:31 GMT

Check out the org.apache.log4j.examples.appserver package.  It was made for
just such a thing.  I am using it on a large distributed production project

Paul Glezen
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"Diamond, Josh M" <Josh_Diamond@rsco.com> on 03/01/2001 12:40:05 PM

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To:   log4j-user@jakarta.apache.org, log4j-dev@jakarta.apache.org
Subject:  Need user name, hostname, etc. in log...


We are implementing a large, distributed system here and using log4j.

We wish to deploy a tree of SocketNode based remote loggers, so that
multiple application logs may be consolidated.   The problem is that in the
remote logs there is no way to tell at which host, user, JVM, etc. the
original message was logged.

I am currently working around this using NDC, but that is very tedious,
especially with Swing applications where I do not create the thread in
work is actually done.

I propose adding the following to LoggingEvent:

  static InetAddress inetAddress = InetAddress.localHost();
  static String user = Properties.getProperty("user.name");
  static Object otherData = null;

  public static setOtherData(Object od) {otherData = od};

Obviously, the various layout classes would have to be modified to provide
the ability to render these values.

Am I too late for 1.1?


Joshua Moses Diamond
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