Bug ID 1111629: Messages with "Failed Read: User, referer" are logged in /var/log/httpd/httpd_errors

Last Modified: Feb 07, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
17.0.0, 16.1.3,, 15.1.6,, 14.1.5,, 13.1.5

Fixed In:
17.1.0, 16.1.4, 15.1.9

Opened: Jun 01, 2022

Severity: 3-Major


After logging in to the GUI you may observe these logs under /var/log/httpd/httpd_errors warning httpd[7698]: [auth_pam:warn] [pid 7698] [client] AUTHCACHE Error processing cookie AFQ6MCL2VWASB6NZTAWGQLFFWY - Failed Read: User, referer:


- Increased disk space usage under /var/log - Increased memory size of httpd processes


- Using token authentication for rest calls - Login to the GUI



Fix Information

These messages are no longer logged when not needed.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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