Monitoring Channels

Web Safety can store information about each filtered request/response in four possible channels. The following table briefly describes each channel.

Real Time
Stores last 10000 monitoring events in memory-only SQLite database for quick access from the UI. Primarily designed to give a short overview of what is being browsed through proxy at the moment.
Database
Stores monitoring events in a database, either SQLite (for home deployments) or MySQL / Maria DB (for enterprise deployments). Traffic reports are built based on this database.
Access Log
Stores each monitoring event in a file at /opt/websafety/var/log/access.log. This channel is disabled by default.
Syslog
Stores each monitoring event in syslog. Syslog may be configured to gather monitoring events from all Web Safety servers in a central log processing system. This channel is disabled by default.