[Esapi-user] ESAPI DotNet Logger and SQL Server

Mark Russell MarkRussell at srifederal.com
Wed Apr 21 08:54:13 EDT 2010

Hello -

I was trying to set up an application to use the ESAPI .Net logger class 
to log events to a text file.  The only logging I had configured was a 
"fileappender", but I kept getting errors indicating a failure to 
connect to a local SQLExpress instance.  SQL and SQLExpress are not 
installed on the server, and I don't want to install them.

Does the logger class require a database connection, even if I'm just 
using a FileAppender?  I wound up using the log4net classes directly and 
was able to get text-file logging working fine, so this seems like an 
ESAPI issue (or maybe an ESAPI configuration issue).

Apologies if I missed something in the documentation about this.


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