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Jan 152010

Sending Apache log to syslog?


In the Apache config (httpd.conf), add/modify the followings as needed

1. For Access log

CustomLog |/usr/local/apache/bin/apache_syslog combined

Where apache_syslog is a Perl script

use Sys::Syslog qw( :DEFAULT setlogsock );

openlog('apache', 'cons', 'pid', 'local2');

while ($log = ) {
            syslog('notice', $log);

2. For Error log

Apache already has direct support error log to syslog, so just add the target syslog facility.

ErrorLog syslog:local1

This tells Apache to send the error log output to the syslog facility local1

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