Apache access/error log to syslog
Published: 15-12-2013 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article
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This snippet shows you how to redirect the Apache access log to syslog using the Customlog statement, and the Error log to syslog via the ErrorLog statement.
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Using the double pipe prevents spawning a shell for every hit. Append the below line to a vhost to have everything logged to syslog.
CustomLog "||/usr/bin/logger -t apache -i -p local5.notice" combine
The error log can be appended to syslog using the following statement:
- More info on the Errorlog: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#errorlog
- More info on the Customlog module: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod log config.html#customlog