NAME ds-logpipe.py - Create and read from a named pipe instead of a log file
SYNOPSIS ds-logpipe.py /full/path/to/namedpipe [-m maxlinestobuffer] [-u userid] [-s serverpidfile] [-t server- timeout] [--plugin=/path/to/pluginfile.py] [pluginfile.arg=value]
DESCRIPTION The Named Pipe Log Script allows you to replace a log file with a named pipe attached to a script. The server can then send the log output to a script instead of to a log file. This allows you to do many different things such as:
* log only certain events e.g. failed binds, connections from certain ip addresses, etc. * log only lines that match a certain pattern * log only the last N lines - useful for enabling full error log debug levels in production environments * send an email or other notification when a certain event is detected
The script is written in python, and allows plugins. By default, the script will log the last N lines (default 1000). There are two plugins provided - one to log only failed bind attempts, and one that will log only lines that match given regular expressions.
OPTIONS A summary of options is included below.
/full/path/to/namedpipe Required - full path and file name of the named pipe. If this does not exist, it will be created. If it exists and is a named pipe, the script will use it. If it exists and is not a pipe, the script will abort. The ownership will be the same as the user running the script (or see the -u option below).
-m|--maxlines=N Number of lines to buffer - default is 1000
-u|--userid=user The pipe and any other files created by the script will be chown()d to this userid. This may be a string userid name or a numeric userid value.
-s|--serverpidfile=/path/to/servername.pid If you want the script to exit when a particular directory server exists, specify the full path to the file containing the server pid. The default is usually something like /var/run/dirsrv/slapd-<instancename>.pid where <instancename> is usually the hostname
-t|--servertimeout=N Since the serverpidfile may not exist yet when the script is run, the script will wait by default 60 seconds for the pid file to exist and the server to be started. Use this option to spec- ify a different timeout.
--serverpid=P IF the server you want to track is already running, you can specify it using this argument. If the specified pid is not valid, the script will abort.
-p|--plugin=/full/path/to/pluginname.py Specify a plugin to use. The plugin must be a python file and must end in .py. It must specify a function called plugin and may specify functions called pre and post.
pluginname.arg1=value ... pluginname.argN=value You can specify arguments to plugins on the command line. If there is a plugin specified as --plugin=/full/path/to/plugin- name.py, the arguments for that plugin are specified as plugin- name.argname=value. The script parses these arguments and passes them to the plugin pre function as a python dict. IF there is more than one argument named pluginname.argname the values are passed as a python list.
DIRECTORY SERVER NOTES The directory server will usually need to be configured to log to the named pipe instead of the usual log file. For example, use the follow- ing LDIF to tell the server to use the file access.pipe for the access log: dn: cn=config changetype: modify replace: nsslapd-accesslog-maxlogsperdir nsslapd-accesslog-maxlogsperdir: 1 - replace: nsslapd-accesslog-logexpirationtime nsslapd-accesslog-logexpirationtime: -1 - replace: nsslapd-accesslog-logrotationtime nsslapd-accesslog-logrotationtime: -1 - replace: nsslapd-accesslog nsslapd-accesslog: /var/log/dirsrv/slapd-localhost/access.pipe - replace: nsslapd-accesslog-logbuffering nsslapd-accesslog-logbuffering: off
NOTE: Before doing this, you should save your current configuration so you can restore it later. ldapsearch ... -s base -b "cn=config" nsslapd-accesslog-maxlogsperdir nsslapd-accesslog-logexpirationtime nsslapd-accesslog-logrotationtime nsslapd-accesslog nsslapd-accesslog > savedaccesslog.ldif
The error log and audit log have similarly named configuration attributes e.g. nsslapd-errorlog, nsslapd-auditlog. Note that the audit log is disabled by default - use nsslapd-auditlog-logging- enabled: on to enable it.
AUTHOR ds-logpipe.py was written by the 389 Project.
REPORTING BUGS Report bugs to http://bugzilla.redhat.com.
COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2009 Red Hat, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the Directory Server license found in the LICENSE file of this software distribution. This license is essentially the GNU General Public License version 2 with an exception for plug-in distribution.
November 24, 2009 DS-LOGPIPE.PY(1)