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       penlogd - consolidate web server logs


       penlogd [-fd] [-j dir] [-l logfile] [-n N] [-p pidfile] [-u user] port


       penlogd -l /var/log/access_log -p /var/run/ 10000


       Penlogd  receives  log  entries from Pen and from each of the web servers. It consolidates
       the entries by replacing the source addresses in each entry with the "real" client address
       and writes the result to stdout or to the file given on the command line.  This completely
       removes the need for postprocessing with mergelogs, since the logs are already merged.

       Pen must be instructed to send its log to penlogd. See HOWTO and pen man page for details.

       Sending penlogd a HUP signal will make it close and  reopen  the  logfile,  unless  it  is
       logging to stdout. Rotate the log like this:

       mv access_log access_log.1 kill -HUP `cat <pidfile>`

       where <pidfile> is the file containing pen's process id.

       Sending penlogd a TERM signal will make it close the log file and exit cleanly.


       -d     Turn  on  debugging.  The output goes to stderr if we are running in the foreground
              (see -f) and to syslog (facility user, priority debug) otherwise.

       -f     Stay in foreground.

       -j dir Run in a chroot environment.

       -l logfile
              Write output into logfile.

       -n N   Number of pen log entries to cache (default 1000).

       -p pidfile
              Write process id into pidfile.

       -u user
              Run as a different user.

       port   The UDP port where penlogd receives log entries.


       pen(1), penlog(1), webresolve(1)


       Copyright (C) 2002-2015 Ulric Eriksson, <>.

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