Source Code for Apache Log4j 1.2.17

Apache Log4j provides the interface that applications should code to and provides the adapter components required for implementers to create a logging implementation.

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import java.util.Hashtable;

import org.apache.log4j.Hierarchy;
import org.apache.log4j.Level;
import org.apache.log4j.LogManager;
import org.apache.log4j.Logger;
import org.apache.log4j.PropertyConfigurator;
import org.apache.log4j.spi.LoggerRepository;
import org.apache.log4j.spi.RootLogger;

   A {@link SocketNode} based server that uses a different hierarchy
   for each client.

     <b>Usage:</b> java port configFile configDir

     where <b>port</b> is a part number where the server listens,
           <b>configFile</b> is a configuration file fed to the {@link PropertyConfigurator} and
           <b>configDir</b> is a path to a directory containing configuration files, possibly one for each client host.

     <p>The <code>configFile</code> is used to configure the log4j
     default hierarchy that the <code>SocketServer</code> will use to
     report on its actions.

     <p>When a new connection is opened from a previously unknown
     host, say <code></code>, then the
     <code>SocketServer</code> will search for a configuration file
     called <code></code> under the directory
     <code>configDir</code> that was passed as the third argument. If
     the file can be found, then a new hierarchy is instantiated and
     configured using the configuration file
     <code></code>. If and when the host
     <code></code> opens another connection to the server,
     then the previously configured hierarchy is used.

     <p>In case there is no file called <code></code>
     under the directory <code>configDir</code>, then the
     <em>generic</em> hierarchy is used. The generic hierarchy is
     configured using a configuration file called
     <code>generic.lcf</code> under the <code>configDir</code>
     directory. If no such file exists, then the generic hierarchy will be
     identical to the log4j default hierarchy.

     <p>Having different client hosts log using different hierarchies
     ensures the total independence of the clients with respect to
     their logging settings.

     <p>Currently, the hierarchy that will be used for a given request
     depends on the IP address of the client host. For example, two
     separate applicatons running on the same host and logging to the
     same server will share the same hierarchy. This is perfectly safe
     except that it might not provide the right amount of independence
     between applications. The <code>SocketServer</code> is intended
     as an example to be enhanced in order to implement more elaborate

    @author  Ceki G&uuml;lc&uuml;

    @since 1.0 */

public class SocketServer  {

  static String GENERIC = "generic";
  static String CONFIG_FILE_EXT = ".lcf";

  static Logger cat = Logger.getLogger(SocketServer.class);
  static SocketServer server;
  static int port;

  // key=inetAddress, value=hierarchy
  Hashtable hierarchyMap;
  LoggerRepository genericHierarchy;
  File dir;

  void main(String argv[]) {
    if(argv.length == 3)
      init(argv[0], argv[1], argv[2]);
      usage("Wrong number of arguments.");

    try {"Listening on port " + port);
      ServerSocket serverSocket = new ServerSocket(port);
      while(true) {"Waiting to accept a new client.");
	Socket socket = serverSocket.accept();
	InetAddress inetAddress =  socket.getInetAddress();"Connected to client at " + inetAddress);

	LoggerRepository h = (LoggerRepository) server.hierarchyMap.get(inetAddress);
	if(h == null) {
	  h = server.configureHierarchy(inetAddress);
	}"Starting new socket node.");
	new Thread(new SocketNode(socket, h)).start();
    catch(Exception e) {

  void  usage(String msg) {
      "Usage: java " +SocketServer.class.getName() + " port configFile directory");

  void init(String portStr, String configFile, String dirStr) {
    try {
      port = Integer.parseInt(portStr);
    catch(java.lang.NumberFormatException e) {
      usage("Could not interpret port number ["+ portStr +"].");


    File dir = new File(dirStr);
    if(!dir.isDirectory()) {
      usage("["+dirStr+"] is not a directory.");
    server = new SocketServer(dir);

  SocketServer(File directory) {
    this.dir = directory;
    hierarchyMap = new Hashtable(11);

  // This method assumes that there is no hiearchy for inetAddress
  // yet. It will configure one and return it.
  LoggerRepository configureHierarchy(InetAddress inetAddress) {"Locating configuration file for "+inetAddress);
    // We assume that the toSting method of InetAddress returns is in
    // the format hostname/d1.d2.d3.d4 e.g. torino/
    String s = inetAddress.toString();
    int i = s.indexOf("/");
    if(i == -1) {
      cat.warn("Could not parse the inetAddress ["+inetAddress+
	       "]. Using default hierarchy.");
      return genericHierarchy();
    } else {
      String key = s.substring(0, i);

      File configFile = new File(dir, key+CONFIG_FILE_EXT);
      if(configFile.exists()) {
	Hierarchy h = new Hierarchy(new RootLogger(Level.DEBUG));
	hierarchyMap.put(inetAddress, h);

	new PropertyConfigurator().doConfigure(configFile.getAbsolutePath(), h);

	return h;
      } else {
	cat.warn("Could not find config file ["+configFile+"].");
	return genericHierarchy();

  LoggerRepository  genericHierarchy() {
    if(genericHierarchy == null) {
      File f = new File(dir, GENERIC+CONFIG_FILE_EXT);
      if(f.exists()) {
	genericHierarchy = new Hierarchy(new RootLogger(Level.DEBUG));
	new PropertyConfigurator().doConfigure(f.getAbsolutePath(), genericHierarchy);
      } else {
	cat.warn("Could not find config file ["+f+
		 "]. Will use the default hierarchy.");
	genericHierarchy = LogManager.getLoggerRepository();
    return genericHierarchy;



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File name: log4j-1.2.17-sources.jar
File size: 481200 bytes
Release date: 2012-05-06


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