HTTP Access Logs

HTTP Access Logs is an information about processed requests by the buil-in Astra HTTP server.


HTTP Access Logs disabled by default, you may turn it on in the Settings -> General, set full path to the log file in the "HTTP Access Log" field. For example: /var/log/astra-access.log

Log Fields - - [11/Aug/2023:07:03:07 +0000] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 0 - admin [11/Aug/2023:07:03:07 +0000] "POST /control/ HTTP/1.1" 200 0 - - [11/Aug/2023:07:03:08 +0000] "GET /play/a0g2/71545838.m3u8 HTTP/1.1" 200 0 - - [11/Aug/2023:07:03:08 +0000] "GET /play/a0g2/113900585_92b9.ts HTTP/1.1" 200 0

Access log has format like most HTTP servers:

remote_addr - remote_user [time] "request" status bytes_sent

Log Rotation

Please use log rotation to save disk space and ensure your logs remain in good condition

Logrotate is a system utility that manages the automatic rotation and compression of log files. To use it, create a new configuration file at /etc/logrotate.d/astra:

/var/log/astra-access.log {
    rotate 10
        systemctl reload astra || true
  • /var/log/astra-access.log - full path to the log file. You can define multiple files separated by spaces
  • daily - daily rotation. Each log archive file will contain records for a single day
  • rotate 10 - only the last 10 log archive files are kept. For daily rotation, this equates to 10 days of archives
  • missingok - ignore error if defined log file is not found
  • notifempty - log will not be rotated if it is empty
  • compress - compress the log archive files with gzip
  • delaycompress - new log archive file will be compressed on the next day. As Astra continues to write logs to the new log archive file until the postrotate script runs, this option needed to prevent the loss of the latest messages
  • sharedscripts - execute the postrotate script once for all log files
  • postrotate - command is executed after log file is rotated. Astra receives a signal to start writing in the new empty file