Re: penlog,penlogd

From: Ulric Eriksson (
Date: Mon Apr 07 2003 - 11:52:15 CEST

On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, Charlie Reitsma wrote:

> I've been using pen for a week as a loadbalancer for a webmail site. Began
> looking at penlogd to merge the apache logs.
> The HOWTO lists:
> CustomLog "|/usr/local/bin/penctl loghost 10000" common
> as its apache example. I am sure "penlog" belongs there instead.

That's a bug in the HOWTO.

> The note that pen's command line must be altered to to send its log to penlogd
> only exists in the HOWTO. It should probably be in the penlogd manpage as well.

That's what the "SEE ALSO: pen(1)" is for. I've added it more explicitly
to the penlogd man page.

> Thought I would try using penctl to tell pen to switch its log from a file to
> penlogd. The result is I now have a file named "loghost:10000". Is there any way
> to make this work without stopping pen? Or is there a way to stop pen and start
> it again with a new command line without disrupting existing sessions?

That is not possible now. What you did will work in the next version.


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