We are currently using "rescue_action_in_public" in application.rb to catch exceptions and send us alert emails. However, we have recently begun getting thousands of invalid requests with weird and very long URLS. My guess is that it is Windows viruses that the user isn't even aware of since they are mainly coming from Windows machines and lots of different IP addresses. Our problem is the at it's clogging up our log files and I think these are innocent (but annoying) enough to ignore. What's the cleanest way to detect an invalid exception based on the URL and not have it logged? Is "log_error(exc)" the best way? Thanks in advance.
on 2009-01-23 23:17
on 2009-01-24 00:06
> URL > and not have it logged? Not a direct answer to your question, but you may consider switching your setup to use hoptoad and then if they haven't already integrated my patch to ignore certain user agents, patch it do to so. Or just look at my patch and adjust it to fit your scenario. http://hoptoadapp.com/welcome http://pjkh.com/articles/2009/01/06/rails-exceptio... No affiliation, just like their service... -philip
on 2009-01-24 00:10
Thanks, Philip. You are second person to suggest hoptoadapp. I like what they are doing, however my main concern was the privacy of our data, particularly since we accept credit cards, etc. on our site (even thought we filter confidential data using "filter_parameter_logging" but you never know if some filtering was missed since our codebase has grown large over time. Thanks again. Philip H. wrote: >> URL >> and not have it logged? > > Not a direct answer to your question, but you may consider switching > your setup to use hoptoad and then if they haven't already integrated > my patch to ignore certain user agents, patch it do to so. Or just > look at my patch and adjust it to fit your scenario. > > http://hoptoadapp.com/welcome > http://pjkh.com/articles/2009/01/06/rails-exceptio... > > No affiliation, just like their service... > > -philip