Re: getting Squid logfiles into a database

From: Chris Foote <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 19:57:35 +1030 (CST)

On Tue, 12 Jan 1999, Gavin Cameron wrote:

> It would be helpful, I think it would be, to be able to get your access
> logs put into a database, and I think it could be done in much the same
> way as authentication
> The directives could be something like
> cache_access_log_program: name of the logging program
> cache_access_log_program_children: how many logging programs to have
> running
> and it would accept native format messages (one per line).
> Does anyone have something like this running?

Yep, we've got a Perl program which tails access.log files to do this -
it ignores ICP queries and HTTP requests from neighbours (it has a simple
neighbours config file), and spits the entries across to a central UDP
logging box which works out where to classify them.

It would be nice to have squid log to a pipe instead of tailing the
log file, but it only gets rotated once a day, and very few records
go missing.

If it's of any use, let me know and I'll get permission from the script
author to release it.


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