access log debugging

Ian Evans ianevans at
Wed Aug 3 23:01:35 UTC 2016

Not sure if it's the heat and I'm tired...

Had access logs off for a long time. Decided to start it up again to try 
and track down a bot issue.

Added access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log; to my server config. 
Restarted. It creates a log file. Notice it has root:root permissions, 
while the error logs are nginx:adm.

Wait. Access log stays at zero bytes. Go to a few pages on site. Zero.

I'm missing something simple, right?

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