mod_accesslog logs requests handled by lighttpd to files, pipes or syslog. The format of the logs can be customized using printf-style placeholders.

accesslog.format (option)

defines the log format

accesslog.format format;
Default value: "%h %V %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\""

Some format specifiers take a mandatory key, enclosed in curly braces between percent sign and the actual specifier. CLF means “common log format”, if a value is zero, a ‘-‘ is used instead.

specifier description
%% Percent sign itself
%a Remote IP-address
%A Local IP-address
%b Size of response in bytes, excluding HTTP headers (CLF)
%B Size of response in bytes, excluding HTTP headers
%{foobar}C (not implemented yet) Contents of cookie foobar of the request
%D Time taken to serve the request in microseconds
%{foobar}e Contents of the request environment variable foobar
%f Path to physical file
%h Remote IP-address (same as %a)
%{foobar}i Contents of request header foobar
%m Request method (GET, POST, etc)
%{foobar}o Contents of response header foobar
%p Local port
%q Querystring
%r First line of request (GET /foo.html?bar HTTP/1.1)
%s Response status code
%t Time/date the request was received in standard english format
%T Time taken to serve the request in seconds
%u Authed user (from mod_auth). Same as %{REMOTE_USER}e
%U Request path (not including querystring)
%v Server name as set through the option or the request hostname of is not set
%V Request hostname
%X Connection status after response: “X” if aborted before completed, “+” if keepalive, “-“ if no keepalive
%I Bytes received including HTTP headers and request body
%O Bytes sent including HTTP headers and response body

Modifiers right after the percent sign like Apache provides them, are not supported. “<” or “>” are ignored, everything else results in a parse error. Specifiers supported by Apache but not lighty: %l, %n, %P


accesslog.format "%h %V %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b";

accesslog (option)

defines the log target

accesslog target;
Default value: logging disabled

Enable logging by setting a log target. Supports the same log targets as log.


setup {
	module_load "mod_accesslog";

	accesslog "/var/log/lighttpd/access.log";