Reasons given for putting the above topic on hold, and my explanation of why it is invalid following each:
"You are not the sysadmin of the box". I am sysadmin of other boxes here, including the splunk server to which I want the logs to go to. I may be able to make a case to acquiring sudo privilege on the box in question, but it depends on me doing research and proving it's necesssary beforehand. Hence the question I posted. A person who is employed as a sysadmin, does not necessarily have root on all the boxes that he or she needs to interact with, but often finds they need to understand and implement things on those boxes.
"Talk to the admins! It's likely they already have a solution." You are jumping to conclusions. In fact, it makes me wonder whether you are living on cloud 9, because reality is that most likely they DON'T have a solution. And in fact in my case, they don't, and it will take major hoops to jump to try and prod them into implementing a solution, because node.js is a fairly recent addition here.
For context I work in a large internet company here in the Valley and things are so departmentalized that it can literally take two or three days just to find who is the right person to talk to. Often, when you seek out someone for help, your request is more likely to receive attention if you have done your homework beforehand and can present a clear case. THis is the reality of working in a place where you are in charge of only a small portion of the infrastructure.
The question I posted is a valid scenario that I am currently tasked with at my job. My reason for coming to serverfault is because I am unable to find what I need through googling, and I'm sure there's other sysadmins who have faced similiar issues and can suggest solutions. Honestly, what's so "off topic" about that?