8.3.2. Logging before waiting for the session to terminate

The problem with logging at end of connection is that you have no clue about what is happening during very long sessions, such as remote terminal sessions or large file downloads.

This problem can be worked around by specifying “option logasap” in the frontend. Haproxy will then log as soon as possible, just before data transfer begins.

This means that in case of TCP, it will still log the connection status to the server, and in case of HTTP, it will log just after processing the server headers.

In this case, the number of bytes reported is the number of header bytes sent to the client. In order to avoid confusion with normal logs, the total time field and the number of bytes are prefixed with a ‘+’ sign which means that real numbers are certainly larger.

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