A log file is a file, often in clear text, which is generated by a software process to record some specific details about the workings of this process.

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maillog files not in chronological date order

I am running centos 7 LAMP server with webmin and recently disabled mailman from the bootup and shutdown module of webmin and then rebooted the system. I am positive my log files(such as maillog, ...
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Does rsyslogd send new information or the entire log file upon restart

I'm trying to use rsyslog on a Debian machine to send log data to an external server. The log files that I'm interested in have around 10GB of historical data. When I started on configuring rsyslog ...
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apache logs - requests are listed with a long delay

I am using Apache/2.2.15 (Unix). On a specific project (using php 5.3) the logs display a request (POST from a complicated form) long time after the request was performed (40-50 minutes). Sometimes ...
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rsyslog filter on authpriv facility in rsyslog.conf

This has been addressed in other post(s), but I still can't get this to work properly. I am trying to OMIT (discard) certain entries from being written to my " /var/log/secure ". Namely, any line ...
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Determining e-mail server blacklisting from log files

I have my self-hosted e-mail server. There is no current problem of being blacklisted but I want to be proactive about it and I want to start with the log files. There have been some entries in my ...
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java.io.IOException: Too many open files on tomcat server

I have web application which is based on JAVA (GWT Framework). I hosted my web application on Redhat Linux Server 6.0 using Tomcat 8.0.9 in front of apache http server connected using AJP connector ...
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overriding nginx access_log directive - duplicate log entries

I'm using the default nginx package on Ubuntu 14.04 server. It is using /etc/nginx/nginx.conf as the main config, and then includes configs from /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf and ...
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Apache 2.4 custom logs exception

i am trying to clean my apache log, so i try to seprate trafic / bot / stats in 3 differents files i used the doc : http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/en/logs.html # [ Logs Exeptions ] # - Exeption ...
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Split large Logfile with Suffix like from logrotate

after I've seen that I forgot to add a logrotate-conf for php5-fpm.log on one Server, and now seeing that it has grown REALLY big, I'm asking myself how to split this Logfile into separate ones, with ...
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Easily create a logcheck rule from a log message?

I’d like to more easily create logcheck rules from log messages. Ideally I’d like to have something set up such that I just take a logcheck message I receive, and pipe it to some tool, and it spits ...
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IIS logs - how to clear them without stopping the server [duplicate]

During development of a web site I sometimes find it useful, when debugging, to be able to clear the web server logs prior to making a request whilst running a tool like tail -f (under Linux). This ...
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Can Apache Access Logs be kept separated & also combined as well too?

My question may be a bit confusing, and sorry for that. Here is what i need: Well, i have (let's say) 3 Websites hosted on one Apache (which are defined inside each VirtualHost settings. Then i ...
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Which `Log group` do I select when in AWS `CloudWatch Management Console`?

I am trying to view my logs from aws command line interface, but I am unable to discover what is a log group. I followed the documentation for CloudWatch. However, nowhere in those instructions ...
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No log file output (or email with output) running Python script via cron job

I have the following cron job running a Python script which seems to install okay with no issues after creating it in Crontab and saving (this is on a server running Centos7). I'm not seeing either a ...
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Nginx, log referrers from certain domain to separate log file

I have my nginx setup to block certain referers like so: if ($http_referer ~* (site_name) ) { return 403; } This works fine, however I'd like to also log the blocked referrer to a separate file. ...
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Linux Server: Too Many Open Files

I have an application running on Linux Server. But server suddenly stopped responding but when I ping from other machine to server it allowed to ping but was not allowing to login into the server. Not ...
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Apache daily logrotate

I want to create daily logs, but there's a small problem. Logs aren't being created for each day, rather they contain the previous log files. Here's my current setup, how can I change it so it only ...
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When is a pid needed in log rotation?

I've read that providing pid in the newsyslog.conf is to ensure that the process writes in the new log file. However, I've tried log rotation without providing a pid because I couldn't find one for ...
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trigger alarms based on strings in log file

I've installed zabbix 2.4.5 on my ubuntu linux server. I have 2 remote servers configured, lets called the relevant one foo. i want to monitor a log file for a specific text, and if it finds it to ...
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Strange symbols in /var/log/auth.log

I just installed fail2ban after realizing that there were tenthousands of attempts to log into one of our servers over SSH. After installing fail2ban, the log bloat stopped, but I still wanted to ...
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Is this a user/pass connection or an email communication connection?

I have lines like these in /var/log/messages: Jul 12 01:26:00 h2 xinetd[1596]: START: smtp pid=11253 from=::ffff:221.219.213.54 I need to know if that is an email connection like the ones being made ...
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Sed - extract only parts of file with certain timestamps

I work with log files on a daily basis. I have been using sed to accomplish my goal of extracting certain lines of data between to time stamps. For example, I use: sed '/20150720 15:06:00/,/20150720 ...
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Solaris run rsync after logadm

I'm trying to get this logadm configuration running. '/dir1/*/*/alert*.log' -C 8 -c -s 10m -t '$file_%Y-%m-%d' -z 0 -a '/usr/bin/rsync -qp /dir1/*/*/alert*.gz ...
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Access Glassfish server logs via REST

I am using Glassfish 3.1.2.2. I have deployed Glassfish to localhost. I have enabled the monitoring service and set the log level to HIGH for all components. I should be able to use the view the ...
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Server Blocked by Provider Sending UDP Packages to certain IP - what does that mean?

My webserver got blocked by my provider recently for the reason that it was performing an attack to another server. The email contained the following log: 08:26:39.219940 68:05:ca:07:02:01 > ...
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enable binlog in MySQL on Ubuntu

How can I enable binlog in mysql? The documents say to start the server with --log-bin but when I do: service mysql start --log-bin=/binlog I get: start: invalid option: --log-bin=/binlog And ...
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Is there log4net pattern format logs viewer?

Do you know a good free log viewer for existing log4net log files that were written using PatternLayout format? I've found: LegitLogViewer (probably it is possible to configure that one) YALV!(xml) ...
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how to set up logging-files ubuntu 14.04

Im having some trouble to correctly configure my mail logs. How can i configure the following needs? I have a mail server and the log result should be 7 different files mail.sunday, mail.monday, ...
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NGINX and log rotation: is missing log entries possible?

In it's simplest realization, one can implement NGINX log rotation as following: mv access.log access.log.0 kill -USR1 `cat master.nginx.pid` My question. Do we have a concurrency issue here? I ...
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How do you restart logging after deleting an NGINX log? [closed]

I deleted my NGINX log because it was very large, thinking that NGINX would automatically create a new one in its place. It didn't, and now I don't have logs. The file was previously located at ...
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How to retrieve previous IP/DNS information from Domain Controller logs?

I unfortunately have DNS scavenging on; information I need to retrieve could have been in Event Viewer DNS logs, but that's not there anymore, or maybe I am not looking for it properly. Story: I ...
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CentOS Server - Available disk space constantly drops

The result of the df command : Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 864000688 809338092 10773908 99% / tmpfs 32965940 0 32965940 0% ...
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rsyslog (local) and remote logging

I have several linux servers that I want to monitor the log files. I thought it would be great to setup a central log server that can capture incoming rsyslog packets. Each hostname would have its own ...
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logger not logging to remote rsyslogd instance

I am running CentOS 7.0.1406 with rsyslogd 7.4.7 and logger from util-linux 2.23.2. I have two machines connected via a switch. When I try to use logger to log from one machine to the other, nothing ...
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Redirecting syslog facility to other facility

I have a syslog server, which separates logging informations according to hostnames. It can separate messages if it's in the 'local1' facility. I have a mail server, which sends messages to the ...
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Manage my debian logs

Since the beginning, i never modified something concerning my logs. But /var/log begins to be fat ... Some logs weigh 3 Go (syslog, mail.log, some apache logs ...) I installed logrotate without ...
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Redmine 500 Internal Server Error on My account page

I used this method to install redmine I installed redmine in /opt/redmine, and i checked my log in /opt/redmine/current/log/production.log I recently upgraded from 2.5.2.stable.13345 to ...
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Change the logs directory for CentOS

The default directory in which the OS writes its logs is '/var/log/', I want to change that directory to another one that I create. How can I do that? Note: I tried changing the paths (/var/log/.) ...
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What is the difference between syslog, rsyslog and syslog-ng?

I am a bit confused in syslog, rsyslog and syslog-ng. From where can I get the source code for syslog()? Is there any difference between rsyslog and rsyslogd?
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FreeNAS is getting Uncorrectable parity/CRC errors

In my FreeNAS 9.3 installation I am getting more and more Uncorrectable parity/CRC errors (like these here: May 15 13:39:41 freenas (ada1:ahcich1:0:0:0): READ_FPDMA_QUEUED. ACB: 60 00 b8 0e 18 40 91 ...
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How can I avoid non-existent file -systematically- requests?

This is my apache httpd log: [Wed May 13 18:29:48 2015] [error] [client 108.162.213.59] File does not exist: /www/html/ui/core.min.js [Wed May 13 18:29:48 2015] [error] [client ...
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awstats server in dynamic infrastructure

I have a linux server dedicated to awstats. This server hosts awstats application and generate/publish statistics for several websites hosted by several webservers deployed in my infrastructure. In ...
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Apache Server Log File Issue

I'm a programmer for a company and their server specs are off limits to me due to IT restrictions. I know it's an Apache server running off a Linux environment. I have permissions to add/remove files ...
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Protocol not available errors in squid3

I set up a transparent cache proxy on my Raspberry Pi with Squid3. Everything seems to be working fine and Squid is caching everything it's supposed to and working perfectly. The cache.log is filled ...
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nginx, separate robot access log and human access log

I'm trying to separate the robot access log and human access log, so I'm using below configuration: http { .... map $http_user_agent $ifbot { default 0; "~*rogerbot" 3; ...
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Modifying LogFormat in Apache

I need to modify the LogFormat in Apache in order to add the X-Forwarded-For header and log clients' real IPs. I attempted to edit that in httpd.conf file but I then found two separate parts for the ...
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nginx log when specific referrer is present

Because someone steals content from our website, I need to create additional log file, that logs only if http_referrer contains specific domain. Currently I have this: if ($http_referer ~* ...
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Change filename format for Nagios archived logs to use different date format?

I have just set up a Nagios server, and by default it keeps archives of the log messages in /var/log/nagios3/archives. However the files are named with US style date format, like ...
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What does READ_CONTROL mean in the Security event log?

I have been asked to create audit record of file accesses. By the log is simply overwhelming. A single double click of a text file opening in notepad creates more than 10 log entries with Event Id ...
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Baidu trying to access .ftpquota in Nginx access.log

When I look at the Nginx access.log there are always several attempts from Baidu to access the file .ftpquota. When I do a ls -a I can see that the file even doesn't exist. I don't use FTP. Here are ...