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Send all Apache logs to remote syslog server

Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Due to security needs, we need to send all Access and Error Apache logs from the Apache web server over to our remote Syslog-ng server. So far I have gotten the ErrorLog portion to work via "ErrorLog syslog:local1" entry in the nss.conf file to post at the remote syslog-ng server. However, when I try to pass the Access and TransferLog data to the local syslog server via a perl script, it seems to never get there. The perl-Sys-Syslog RPM has been installed on the client RHEL server.

This is what is seen in the nss.conf file:

LogFormat "%V %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-agent}i\"" vcombined
CustomLog |/etc/httpd/bin/apache_syslog vcombined
TransferLog "|/etc/httpd/bin/apache_syslog vcombined"

This is the example 'access' log data that is seen on the local server _which_ that needs to get recorded over on the remote syslog server: - - [09/Jun/2010:14:50:58 -0400] "GET /assets/js/jquery-1.4.2.min.js HTTP/1.1" 200 72174

I have added the code snippet below of the actual 'logging' script I am using to capture the AccessLog and TransferLog data.

In the /etc/syslog.conf file, I have the following entry for accessing our remote syslog-ng server (it works for errors, just not the rest):

local1.* @


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

openlog('apache-access', 'cons', 'pid', 'local1');

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

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