Logging to custom file via syslog [was]: [Repost] php log to own
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Sat Jan 22 08:44:20 PST 2005
> Kevin Kinsey wrote:
>> Gerard Samuel wrote:
>>> Im trying to figure out how to setup FreeBSD 5.3 to log
>>> php events to its own log file via syslog.
>>> In /etc/syslog.conf, I added ->
>>> # php logs
>>> *.* /var/log/php.log
>>> I created a empty file for the log ->
>>> gladiator# touch /var/log/php.log
>>> gladiator# ls -l /var/log/php*
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 0 Jan 20 16:37 /var/log/php.log
>>> Then I HUPped syslogd ->
>>> gladiator# ps aux | grep syslogd
>>> root 277 0.0 0.2 1316 908 ?? Is 4:14PM 0:00.01
>>> /usr/sbin/syslogd -s
>>> gladiator# kill -HUP 277
>>> In my php script, Im using ->
>>> openlog('TESTING', LOG_NDELAY, LOG_USER);
>>> syslog(LOG_INFO, $message);
>>> But nothing is being logged to the file.
>>> Am I doing something wrong on the FreeBSD side of things??
>> PHP as an Apache module? IANAE, but wouldn't
>> you have to change log settings in httpd.conf?
> I dont think so. These errors, that I want to log, are initiated by
> the php function syslog() (look at the example above).
> These messages are supposed to go to the syslogd daemon, not to
> httpd's log file.
> In the example above, if I change the priority from "LOG_INFO" to
> the error messages go to /var/log/messages.
> I just need it to start going to its own file.
> The ultimate goal, is that I want to have a cluster of webservers,
> logging to a central server.
I think this is a FreeBSD problem.
Here is what I have.
1. I removed my initial modification of /etc/syslog.conf, and added ->
According to syslog.conf man page, that should mean, any syslog events that
come is as LOG_USER, and only LOG_INFO, should be appended to
2. I HUPped syslogd.
3. Im using logger to try to add a message to the log file like ->
gladiator# logger -s -p user.info test
But unfortunately, the message "test" doesn't appear in /var/log/php.log OR
I currently have the file /var/log/php.log chmodded to 777.
Im including my syslog.conf file.
Can anyone tell me, as to why, Im unable to log these tests?
# $FreeBSD: src/etc/syslog.conf,v 1.26 2003/04/23 13:08:31 des Exp $
# Spaces ARE valid field separators in this file. However,
# other *nix-like systems still insist on using tabs as field
# separators. If you are sharing this file between systems, you
# may want to use only tabs as field separators here.
# Consult the syslog.conf(5) manpage.
# uncomment this to log all writes to /dev/console to /var/log/console.log
# uncomment this to enable logging of all log messages to /var/log/all.log
# touch /var/log/all.log and chmod it to mode 600 before it will work
# uncomment this to enable logging to a remote loghost named loghost
# uncomment these if you're running inn
# news.crit /var/log/news/news.crit
# news.err /var/log/news/news.err
# news.notice /var/log/news/news.notice
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