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<erl>
out(A) ->
{ssi, "TAB.inc", "%%",[{"logger_mod", "choosen"}]}.
</erl>
<div id="entry">
<h1>Write your own logger</h1>
<p>
To illustrate how to write a module that handles auth and access logging in
Yaws, we will get a concrete example: How to log the original client IP behind a
HTTP reverse proxy.
</p>
<p>
When Yaws is running behind a HTTP reverse proxy, the source IP of a connection
is always the proxy's IP address. It is also this IP address that you will find
in your log files. In this situation, it may be desirable to log the real client
IP address by extracting it from the "<a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Forwarded-For"
target="_blank">X-Forwarded-For</a>" header.
</p>
<p>
It can easily be done by writting a simple module to handle access and auth
logging on top of yaws_log. yaws_log is the default logger of Yaws and it can be
override by using the directive "logger_mod" in yaws.conf:
</p>
<div class="box">
<verbatim>
<server www.hyber.org>
port = 80
listen = 0.0.0.0
logger_mod = simple_logger
...
</server>
</verbatim>
</div>
<p>
In this example, "simple_logger" will be used in place of yaws_log. This module
must implement the behaviour yaws_logger by exporting the following functions:
</p>
<div class="box">
<verbatim>
Module:open_log(ServerName, Type, LogDir) -> {true, State} | false.
ServerName :: string()
Type :: access | auth
LogDir :: string()
State :: term()
Module:close_log(ServerName, Type, State) -> ok.
ServerName :: string()
Type :: access | auth
State :: term()
Module:wrap_log(ServerName, Type, State, LogWrapSize) -> NewState.
ServerName :: string()
Type :: access | auth
State, NewState :: term()
Module:write_log(ServerName, Type, State, Infos) -> ok.
ServerName :: string()
Type :: access | auth
State :: term()
Infos :: {Ip,Req,InHdrs,OutHdrs,Time} | %% when type =:= access
{Ip,Path,Item} %% when type =:= auth
Ip :: inet:ip_address() | inet:hostname() | unknown
Req :: #http_request{} %% defined in yaws_api.hrl
InHdrs :: #headers{} %% defined in yaws_api.hrl
OutHdrs :: #outh{} %% defined in yaws.hrl
Time :: non_neg_integer() %% The time taken to serve the request, in microseconds
Path :: string() %% the URI path of the request
Item :: {ok, User} | 403 | {401, Realm} %% the result of an auth request
</verbatim>
</div>
<p>
Back to our example. The only thing we want to do is read the "X-Forwarded-For"
header to extract the real client IP address. The logging will be delegated to
yaws_log.
</p>
<p>
If the "X-Forwarded-For" header is defined, then the originating IP address of a
client is the left-most IP address. But, because this header can be falsified,
we will define a list of trustworthy proxies. For simplicity, we will use a
macro. Here is our logger:
</p>
<div class="box">
<verbatim>
-module(yaws_revproxy_logger).
-behaviour(yaws_logger).
-include_lib("yaws/include/yaws.hrl").
-include_lib("yaws/include/yaws_api.hrl").
-export([open_log/3, close_log/3, wrap_log/4, write_log/4]).
-define(REVPROXY_WHITELIST, [{192,168,0,1}, {192,168,0,2}]).
%% ===================================================================
open_log(ServerName, Type, Dir) ->
yaws_log:open_log(ServerName, Type, Dir).
close_log(ServerName, Type, State) ->
yaws_log:close_log(ServerName, Type, State).
wrap_log(ServerName, Type, Data, LogWrapSize) ->
yaws_log:wrap_log(ServerName, Type, Data, LogWrapSize).
write_log(ServerName, auth, State, {Ip, Path, Item}) ->
yaws_log:write_log(ServerName, auth, State, {Ip, Path, Item});
write_log(ServerName, access, State, {Ip, Req, InH, OutH, Time}) ->
RealIp = real_client_ip(Ip, ?REVPROXY_WHITELIST, InH),
yaws_log:write_log(ServerName, access, State, {RealIp, Req, InH, OutH, Time}).
real_client_ip(Ip, ProxyWhitelist, Hdrs) ->
case lists:member(Ip, ProxyWhitelist) of
true ->
FwdFor = Hdrs#headers.x_forwarded_for,
case yaws:split_sep(FwdFor, $,) of
[FirstIp|_Proxies] ->
%% We might check if the last proxy is the remote
%% address of the request, i.e hd(_Proxies) =:= Ip.
case inet_parse:address(FirstIp) of
{error, _} -> unknown;
{ok, ClientIp} -> ClientIp
end;
[] ->
Ip
end;
false ->
Ip
end.
</verbatim>
</div>
<p>
Now, we just need to compile this module and update yaws.conf accordingly.
</p>
<p>
<i>Note: In previous version of Yaws, we could use
"x_forwarded_for_log_proxy_whitelist" to do the same thing. This parameter is
now deprecated.</i>
</p>
</div>
<erl>
out(A) -> {ssi, "END2",[],[]}.
</erl>
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