Logging to syslog
The error_log and access_log directives support logging to syslog. The following parameters configure logging to syslog:
Defines the address of a syslog server.
The address can be specified as a domain name or IP address,
with an optional port, or as a UNIX-domain socket path
specified after the “
unix:” prefix. If port is not specified, the UDP port 514 is used. If a domain name resolves to several IP addresses, the first resolved address is used.
Sets facility of syslog messages, as defined in
Facility can be one of “
local7”. Default is “
Sets severity of syslog messages for
as defined in
Possible values are the same as for the second parameter (level) of the
Default is “
Severity of error messages is determined by nginx, thus the parameter is ignored in the
Sets the tag of syslog messages.
Default is “
- Disables adding the “hostname” field into the syslog message header (1.9.7).
Example syslog configuration:
error_log syslog:server=192.168.1.1 debug; access_log syslog:server=unix:/var/log/nginx.sock,nohostname; access_log syslog:server=[2001:db8::1]:12345,facility=local7,tag=nginx,severity=info combined;
Logging to syslog is available since version 1.7.1. As part of our commercial subscription logging to syslog is available since version 1.5.3.