Tomcat can log our requests to the server in a log file. This way we can see which pages are invoked, from which IP address and more. To enable request logging We need to open
conf/server.xml of our Tomcat instance. We then look for a
Valve element where the
className attribute has the value
org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve. Probably this element is enclosed in a XML comment. We need to remove the comment so Tomcat can recognize the element. We save the
server.xml file and start Tomcat. In the
logs directory we get the logfile
localhost_common_access_log.2009-02-04.txt. And this file contains all requests made to Tomcat.