Activate access log
To actite it you have to modify the configuration file:
Where you have to activate the mod_accesslog module:
server.modules = (
And define the access log path, exemple:accesslog.filename = "/var/log/lighttpd/access.log"
Reading the log
The log will be written in the defined file. Every week, the file will be saved as "access.log.2.gz" and a new "access.log" file will be created.
Log lines are defined like that by default:
address of remote-host adress of the server user timestamp "request" status code bytes sent "Referer adress" "User-Agent"
1?.6?.1?.1? www.htcpcp.net - 23/Jan/2013:07:13:56 +0000 "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 1371 "http://www.error418.fr/" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)"
When I decided to check of my server log, I didn't thought to find something interesting in it. But reading this log was much more exciting than I thought, making me discover a universe populated by Agents Robots, Nerds and Pirates who will the topic of future posts.