My catalina logs are filling with gobs of claims like:

/logs/catalina.out:2010-05-05 02:57:19,611 [Thread-19] DEBUG httpclient.wire.content - >> "[0x4]
[0xc][0xd9][0xf4][0xa2]MA[0xed][0xc2][0x93][0x1b][0x15][0xfe],[0xe]h[0xb0][0x1f][0xff][0xd6][0xfb]
[0x8f]O[0xd4][0xc4]0[0xab][0x80][0xe8][0xe4][0xf2][\r]I&[0xaa][0xd2]BQ[0xdb](zq[0xcd]ac[0xa8]

so on forever.

I looked every config file both in tomcat and apache for that claims that allegedly turn this on as referred to here:

http://hc.apache.org/httpclient-3.x/logging.html

And That I aren't seeing where this logging continues to be enabled. Not one other .war I used performs this. The log4j configuration block within the application is not doing the work.

I additionally attempted to power it down with claims such as this:

org.apache.commons.httpclient.wire=SEVERE

or

org.apache.commons.httpclient.wire.content=SEVERE

or

httpclient.wire.content=SEVERE

during my tomcat/conf/logging.qualities file, which did not stop it

I am utilizing an S3 library for grails that might be the origin of these. However, if I run this application on my small development machine (both in develop and deploy configs), I am not seeing it.

Along with a related question: When would i would like to make use of these "wire logs?"

Have you got any extra logging library inside your Tomcat common/lib? (i.e SLF4J, Logback, Log4J, etc)

If so, you might want to configure the particular logging configuration file too.