Lynis Security Controls

HTTP-6714 - Missing error logs in nginx


This test searches for the presence of error logs.



How to solve

When running a web server, errors will happen. These may include missing files and invalid requests. To learn from these events, the error logging should be enabled. If it is turned off, you may miss out important information.

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