simple feature - "monitor file"

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by sygram, May 15, 2007.

  1. sygram

    sygram Member

    Dear all,

    thanks for this great software.

    I was wondering whether you would add a feature where we could select a file to view over the ispconfig application , and not having to ssh to the server. As an example i can give the case of tomcat.

    I would like to be able to monitor the catalina.out (default log file) of tomcat.

    Please send me your thoughts.

    Best Regards

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    That would be a good thing for people that aren't used to the commend line, but if you are, you are always better off doing a tail -f on a log file to see what's happening in real time instead of refreshing the browser every few seconds...
  3. sygram

    sygram Member

    Totally agree,

    but there is another issue. What if someone should not have ssh access rights ? Then the only way is to access the log files from ispconfig ...

    Thanks for the reply.

    Best Regards,

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I'm not sure if someone that doesn't even have shell access should be allowed to see everything that's going on on the server (from the logs).
    At least on my servers, I don't want my customers to be able to read my servers' log files.
  5. sygram

    sygram Member

    Thanks for the reply. It is appreciated.

    ok let's consider the scenario where i have a customer hosting a java web application. In this case the customer will have to login to the server -by ssh- to view his log files (that might contain useful information not only for the programmer). He might want to give access to an employee to view this file from ispconfig and report problems, rather than giving ssh login info.

    Best Regards,


    P.s. as an example the ngasi server manager does this....
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You might want to post your feature request to the feature requests forum. As Falko said, most server logfiles are for the whole server and not just for one client and normally no ISP wants that their clients can view the complete server activity. Only the http error log is a realtime logfile that is splitted per website.
  7. sygram

    sygram Member

    ok i will do that.

    Thanks for your replies...


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