Setting up the Domino® Web server log (DOMLOG.NSF)

To set up the Domino® Web server log, you must enable logging (by default, logging is disabled).

About this task

You can restrict the information logged to the Domino® Web server log to analyze log file results. Some information may increase the size of the log file without providing meaningful information -- requests for graphics or icons, for example, so you may want to exclude that type of information from the log. Domino® creates the Web server log database when the HTTP task starts after you enable logging to DOMLOG.NSF.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Configuration tab.
  2. Open the Server document for the Web server.
  3. Click the Internet Protocols > HTTP tab.
  4. Under Enable Logging To, select Enabled for the Domlog.nsf field.
  5. Optional: Under Exclude From Logging, complete these fields to exclude certain types of information from the log file:
    Table 1. Exclude From Logging




    URL paths to exclude -- for example, *.gif or /anydir/*


    HTTP methods -- for example POST or DELETE

    MIME types

    MIME types to exclude -- for example, image (for all images) or image/gif (for .gif images)

    User agents

    Strings that are part of user agent (browser) strings to exclude requests from a particular user agent.

    • To exclude Microsoft Internet Explorer, enter MSIE*

    Return codes

    HTTP response status codes to exclude -- for example, 300 or 400

    Hosts and domains

    Browser client DNS names or IP addresses to exclude -- for example, 130.333.* or *.edu

    Note: To enter DNS names in this field, you must first enable the DNS Lookup setting in the HTTP Server section of the Server document. Otherwise, you can enter only IP addresses in this field. Enabling this setting will impact performance.
  6. Save the document and then restart the HTTP task so that the changes take effect.