I am hosting a web server with linode.com and I want to view all the incoming connections that are going to my nginx web-server. I am running Ubuntu system and I can't seem to find anything like this. I don't know if nginx has something built in like this. And to go ahead and clear up some options I do not want to do would be logging them in some sort of database. Thanks for the help!
You should monitor the access log of nginx, all the incoming connection to web request you can see there. There is a httplogmodule that you can see if that is enabled in your configuration otherwise you can enable it. for more details of the nginx httplogmodule, see here. http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpLogModule#access_log
Access log path should be defined as follows so you can see the location of the file.
access_log /spool/logs/nginx-access.log gzip buffer=32k;
If above is the path of the access file, you can monitor via tail command.
# tail -f /spool/logs/nginx-access.log
I don't understand your question, do you want to log - or not?
If you don't want to log
If you just want a quick overview of connected IP's - you can use
If you wanted to know the number of connections by IP - you can use
If you want to log
You could use IP tables (the log would be
You could use Nginx itself, see http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpLogModule