Free Open Source Alternative to PaperTrail App

Webtail is an Open Source tool I wrote, for tailing files on multiple servers and displaying content in a browser in real time.

Using an agent on each server, it can be used for tailing logs and pushing new lines to a server and distributing content to browsers.

Source code and install instructions can be found here:

Below is a screenshot of this tool tailing Apache2 logs:

As described in the project’s README, some items are left to be done:
Persist data using ElasticSearch
Allow for searching historic content
Add proper authentication mechanism
Add SSL certificate support
Add specific IP address server binding
Create a JS component, to allow code re-use
Create UI for searching content and filtering by file and server

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