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From Matus UHLAR - fantomas <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] vhost based syslog logging
Date Thu, 17 Sep 2009 09:44:39 GMT
On 16.09.09 13:17, Geurts, G.P.T.M. wrote:
> I'm configuring syslog for our servers. One of them is a apache
> webserver. We've decided to log as much as possible via syslog. For
> apache the ErrorLog can go directly to syslog and for CustumLogs I use a
> small perl script,,  that listens for input and logs it to
> syslog. This works how it's supposed to but the problem is that for
> every vhost we have two CustomLog directives, one for port 80 and one
> for port 443.

do you really have one vhost on both ports (80 and 443)?
Aren't they really two virtual hosts, one without ssl, one with it?

> This means we will get allot of scripts running, doing
> exacly the same... I thought I could just specify one CustomLog
> "|" in httpd.conf and filter them again per vhost acording to
> the servername using syslog-ng.

> The problem with this is %v and %V as is
> the headerline Host(%{Host}i)are set to the hostname of the machine
> serving apache, not the vhost name...

configure UseCanonicalName setting, it affects into what is %V resolved.

I have it turned on (which means, I don't see which hostname was requested,
bad bad mod_log_config!).

I only use one access log for all vhosts, and one for default vhost with
different settings (UseCanonicalName off so it logs requested hostname too).

Don't you se dynamic virtual hosts by any chance?
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