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From Terry Carmen <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Executing external command on specific log pattern
Date Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:47:55 GMT
On 10/30/2012 05:32 AM, Youssef Eldakar wrote:
> Looking to implement an "On GET <regex>, execute external command" 
> scenario. What would be the recommended approach? Is it possible to 
> define sort of a log event handler in Apache? Or is a standalone 
> daemon to periodically poll the access log the best answer?
> Thank you for any suggestions.
> Youssef Eldakar
> Bibliotheca Alexandrina

fail2ban will do what you want.

It's typically used to add firewall rules based on logged events, but 
could easily be configured to do whatever you want.



Terry Carmen
CNY Support, LLC
Web. Database. Business.

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