download logging not captured in access.log

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Sun Oct 14 05:11:02 UTC 2018


On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 10:47:56AM -0400, wld75 wrote:

> I have a server running for client to download and upload files, however i
> am only able to see the upload request logs and download requests not
> captured in the access.log file. 

In nginx, two things should be kept in mind when looking into 
access logs:

1. Requests are logged into access log once the request is 
complete.  This may take a while in some cases.

2. Logging details can be configured in nginx.conf, and may vary 
widely from a configuration to configuration.  In particular, 
logging can be disabled for particular servers or locations, or 
logging can be configured to use different log files for different 

If you don't see download requests being logged, most likely the 
problem is that nginx was configured to avoid logging of such 
requests, or you are looking into the wrong log file.

Maxim Dounin

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