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Monitor your infrastructure in real time using ssh to centralize a stream of log events


To install npm install proginoskes


The available configuration sections and options.

  1. global: Anything defined here is applied to all defined hosts
  2. host: A host name defined here will work as a defined host
  3. port: The default is 22 and is applied to all hosts unless explicitly defined
  4. username: A username defined here will apply to all hosts
  5. password: A password defined here will also apply to all hosts
  6. privateKey: The path to a private ssh key (also applies to all defined hosts)
  7. logs: An array of logs to monitor for all defined hosts
  8. hosts: The recommended method of including host definitions
  9. host: The name or IP of machine to apply log monitoring streams
  10. port: The SSH port for this particular host, uses global port option if omitted
  11. username: The username for access, also uses the global username option if omitted
  12. password: The password for access, again, uses the global password option if omitted
  13. privateKey: The path to an SSH private key to use with this host. Will also use anything defined in global privateKey if omitted
  14. logs: An array of logs to monitor for this host. Adds to anything defined in global logs array


var options = {
  global: {
    port: 22,
    username: 'root',
    privateKey: './path/to/global/privatekey',
    logs: [
  hosts: [
      host: 'host-1.example',
      privateKey: './path/to/host-1.example/privatekey',
      logs: [
      host: 'host-2.example',
      port: 2222,
      username: 'iamroot',
      privateKey: './path/to/host-2.example/privatekey',
      host: 'host-3.example',
      password: 'secret-sauce',
      logs: [


Once you have a good configuration with at least one defined host to monitor usage is easy.


var cherubum = require('proginoskes');
cherubum.proginoskes(options, function(err, data) {
  if (err) throw err;

returned object

The returned object(s) are simple, but makes it easy to determine source.

Example javascript [ { server: 'server-1', log: '/var/log/ufw.log', data: 'Jan 9 07:24:12 node kernel: [UFW BLOCK] IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=52:54:00:12:34:56:52:55:0a:00:02:02:08:00 SRC= DST= LEN=44 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=1593 PROTO=TCP SPT=60948 DPT=443 WINDOW=8760 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0' }, { server: 'server-2', log: 'access-logs/', data: ' - - [09/Jan/2015:08:23:13 -0600] "POST /wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1420813393.8197140693664550781250 HTTP/1.0" 200 - "-" "WordPress/4.0.1;"' } ]

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