log4js-node

A port of log4js to node.js

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TCP Appender

The TCP appender sends log events to a master server over TCP sockets. It can be used as a simple way to centralise logging when you have multiple servers or processes. It uses the node.js core networking modules, and so does not require any extra dependencies. Remember to call log4js.shutdown when your application terminates, so that the sockets get closed cleanly. It’s designed to work with the tcp-server, but it doesn’t necessarily have to, just make sure whatever is listening at the other end is expecting JSON objects as strings.

Configuration

Example

log4js.configure({
  appenders: {
    network: { type: 'tcp', host: 'log.server' }
  },
  categories: {
    default: { appenders: ['network'], level: 'error' }
  }
});

This will send all error messages to log.server:5000.