Forum OpenACS Q&A: mod_log_spread for AOLserver?
I'll do the damn port, I just need some guidance. Right now it isn't critical but I'll be damned if I'm going to collect logs from multiple hosts with the ol' RSA-exchanged-scp method.
Spread toolkit: http://www.spread.org/
- recycling the spread daemon from mod_log_spread to create a spread daemon on your local machine
- using Rob Mayoff's dqd_log module to get AOLserver to send access log entries directly to an external program".
- creating that external program to forward log messages to the spread daemon (by removing anything but the spread communication code from mod_log_spread.c)
One question: mod_log_spread looks like it addresses what AOLserver refers to as the access log. What is your strategy regarding the AOLserver server log? (Which could also be spread, but would require mods into a different piece of AOLserver.)
The access logs need to be examined together for a cluster of servers but the server log applies more to a single machine for troubleshooting purposes.
If one did want to "clusterize" the server log I would think a strategy using something like HP Openview with SNMP or remote syslog would be the way to go.
The dqd_log module sounds interesting. I'll have to look into it some more. I found it at http://www.dqd.com/~mayoff/aolserver/
Thanks much for the speedy responses and I'll post my experiences later on when I have some data points to report.