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Possible to have FQDN in Debian Logfiles?

Is it possible to have instead the hostname the fqdn inside debian log files? Example: Now its: Mar 2 18:00:12 www rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="5.8.11" x-pid="2442" ...
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sending tomcat catalina.out to syslog

we're on tomcat 6.4 on centos. I've been trying to get the catalina.out logs in tomcat to syslog. For reasons it's very important that I don't send the raw logs, they have to be tagged with OURTOMCAT: ...
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rsyslogd and FQDN - cannot get FQDN from clients

I setup a syslogserver with rsyslogd and 3 clients. Logs from 3 test clients are sent to the server, so far so good. My Problem is: I can't get the FQDN hostnames to work. According to rsyslog.com ...
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configure and test rsyslog to UDP socket

I am trying to use https://github.com/gliderlabs/logspout so I can see all the logs from my containers in one place. I need rsyslog to listen on UDP socket on port 514. I uncommitted $ModLoad imudp ...
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rsyslog no log for kern.log

Good morning, Information does not get logged in kern.log Runned test logger -p kern.info "kern.info: test" /var/log/kern.log /var/log/kern.log ← stay empty /var/log/syslog ← "test message" ...
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Using rsyslog with TLS without generating a self signed cert

Just about every guide I have seen for using TLS with rsyslog involves generating a self signed cert and using that. If the boxes are already set up with a legit signed cert how do you set up the ...
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Rsyslog refuses to log over OpenVPN

I'm trying to forward rsyslog from a client to a server over a VPN. I have it working across an internet link already (through eth0 to an edge router) but would like it to go through the OpenVPN ...
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How to replace control characters in rsyslog

we have several (usually java) application and they log to centralized rsyslog server (version 7.6). We had problems with java exceptions as rsyslog was handling each line of stack trace as separate ...
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Writing to Unix Domain Socket from rsyslog

I want to write output messages from rsyslog to a Unix Domain Socket. I want to do this so that I can read the messages from that socket using my script and parse log messages further. I try to use ...
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Suppressing rsyslog tls error messages

When configuring rsyslog with tls and using PermittedPeer or streamdriver.authmode name, if an unauthorized peer connects, rsyslog logs error messages like below. Jan 22 08:56:38 test rsyslogd-2089: ...
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Syslog connection to Logstash not resetting

We have a setup with one Logstash server (1.4.2, using embedded Elasticsearch) to receive logs from a number of other clients (via TCP and from their rsyslogd instances). One issue that now happens ...
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Forwarding logs in nested directories with rsyslog

I have log forwarding set up using rsyslog and imfile. How could I go about watching nested log files? Right now I'm using wildcards to watch all files matching log/*.log, but I have logs nested 1 ...
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nginx logs to syslog - connection refused

I'm trying to setup nginx 1.7.3 to send logs to syslog, but when I this configuration: server { access_log syslog:server=localhost; } this shows up in nginx's error log: 2015/01/15 21:42:47 ...
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rsyslog v7 template conversion from v5

I need to convert my v5 rsyslog template to a v7 template. v5 template was this: $template Firewall,"/var/log/prd/fwlog-%$YEAR%-%$MONTH%-%$DAY%" $template ...
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File monitoring using syslog [closed]

Can rsyslog, syslog-ng programs monitor change of file? I want to monitor files and receive the changes made to the file by syslog on server. Thank you.
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rsyslog: facilities not separating

I will preface this with, I am a Linux newbie. I had set up a Debian Linux rsyslog server that was working, but I had to switch to Ubuntu. I was hoping that I would be able to just copy the parts of ...
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rsyslog: Logs on local0 only on restart of rsyslogd

I have configured rsyslog.conf such that my program's log get logged in local0 facility. I have prevented logging in messages as well. *.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none;local0.none ...
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Can I prevent some of the UFW messages from being logged?

My router broadcasts (sends to 224.0.0.1) something every forty seconds. This is caught by UFW which stores a log entry in syslog: Jan 5 03:49:02 log kernel: [ 1184.788900] [UFW BLOCK] IN=eth0 ...
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cronjob not running daily

I am a linux newbie. With that said I need a cronjob to compress some syslog files after 48 hours to keep the size manageable. These files are currently located in /syslog - a disk I added to handle ...
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rsyslog - configuration help - logrotate and compression

I am a newbie to Linux and rsyslog. I have used the logfiles for many years, but I have never had to set one up. At this point I have some Proof of Concept devices pointing to my Debain Linux server. ...
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Determine timezone in Rsyslog file

I would like to determine what time zone a specific log is in. I found this line in the log: Aug 29 07:07:40 gw kernel: rtc_cmos rtc_cmos: setting system clock to 2013-08-29 11:07:08 UTC(1377774428) ...
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rsyslog: one of two ruleset-specific main queues isn't processed

there is a Debian Wheezy server with stock rsyslog 5.8.11 which aggregate messages from two hosts, putting them into files at dynamically generated paths. A while ago we came to realization that a ...
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Haproxy not logging requests?

So, I configured Haproxy so the logging would go through rsyslog and, for now, be all dumped in one file. It's definetly logging, as I get those "starting" messages on startup, but no HTTP requests ...
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Rsyslog won't monitor mysql-slow.log when written to by mysql

I'm going mad. I'm trying to get rsyslog to send log files to logentries.com. This works perfectly until I try to log mysql-slow.log. The config is pretty simple module(load="imfile" ...
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haproxy logging to syslog

I installed haproxy 1.5 via apt-get on ubuntu 14.04 via ppa:vbernat/haproxy-1.5 as per http://haproxy.debian.net/ The problem is it logging to /var/log/syslog instead of /var/log/haproxy.log The ...
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kibana: no indices error

None of the existing answers helped, so here a new question. Usecase: Redirecting syslog (or) monitoring static file. I have successfully installed logstash (1.4.2), elasticsearch(1.1.1) and ...
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Centos: rsyslog blocks sshd and also local login if selinux is active

I have a very curious problem on an centos 6.5(now 6.6) machine. After an update between june 11th and october 21th the trouble begins (packages: http://pastebin.com/gXvaycLL). After a restart in ...
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prevent rsyslog writing in my custom log file [closed]

I'm trying to send a custom log from a client to a syslog server. The problem is that: Rsyslog keep writing the same information in my log file. How can I prevent rsyslog to write in my custom log ...
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SSL with rsyslog on CentOS - protocol family not supported?

For the life of me, I can't seem to get rsyslog to have imrelp use TLS(SSL). I've engaged the good people on http://kb.monitorware.com/post25017.html#p25017 to try and chase the rsyslog angle, but I'm ...
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Random SSH entries in Auth.log out of date order [duplicate]

Running an Ubuntu Trusty 14.04.1 LTS server at Rackspace but recently after running updates for bash, then with the reboots for the xen host vulnerability, I have the following weird issue. Some ...
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Snort not sending alert log file to syslog server?

I am set up with three virtual machines running Ubuntu - a Server, Client, and Gateway. I am tasked with setting up Snort on the Gateway to monitor "attacks" from the Client to the Server. Snort is ...
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Syslog does not record logs received over TCP to a file

I am trying to setup a centralized rsyslog server on CentOS 6.5 for Cisco routers and switches. On the Cisco devices, I've set the correct date/time and enabled timestamps, logging to the server over ...
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CentOS - php-fpm update - rsyslog issue

Strangest thing. After updating php from 5.4.24 to 5.4.33, I noticed that php errors are no longer going to /var/log/php/all.log, instead they are back in /var/log/messages. I checked my rsyslog ...
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rsyslog configuration syntax

I need to take several actions for some log messages. For example I want to log them to different files according to severity. Everything is ok if I use this: if $programname == 'myprog' ...
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Need to upgrade only rsyslog on Debian system

Just received a notice from apticron: apticron has detected that some packages need upgrading on: The following packages are currently pending an upgrade: rsyslog 5.8.11-3+deb7u1 ... Package ...
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Is it possible to filter rsyslog messages based on an environment variable, the content of a file or the output of a command?

I am configuring setup scripts for automatically created VMs which need to filter syslog messages in rsyslogd based on an environment variable. I need to be able to change where logs get sent based ...
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php-fpm: Maintain php_mod logging format

I recently switched all my lab servers from apache pre_fork/mod_php to apache worker/fcgi/php-fpm, and after getting everything set-up correctly, I noticed one last issue; php-fpm is adding it's own ...
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RSyslog sends logs to logstash with host as IP not FQDN

I am having a issue. I am trying to send apache/nginx logs to logstash server. The problem is that rsyslog sends host as IP not the servers FQDN. Solutions that I have tried: PreserveFQDN on (did ...
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Input filtering in rsyslog 5?

I have some messages hitting my rsyslogd server which a network trace shows as: <5>1 2014-09-04T14:58:31Z HOSTNAME This=a message=that contains=some specially=formatted data= This is ...
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Rsyslog queues and performance impacts

Having recently had a network failure that caused a major cascading series of other issues, I've been diving into our rsyslog.conf to try identify opportunities for more stable deployment. We have ...
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How do I configure rsyslog to deal with MySQL Slow Query Log multi-line messages?

Using rsyslog v8.2.2, I would like to group multi-line messages, such as those output by the MySQL Slow Query log. Each new message begins with three consecutive lines having '#' as the first char of ...
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TCP rsyslogd events showing up as 2000 character continuations

I'm taking syslog events from a proprietary app. This could be the app's fault or it could be rsyslogd. Events are written like: Aug 15 16:00:00 10.11.12.13 Event1 from this wonderful product using ...
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Using (r)syslog's dynamic file generation

I am in the middle of configuring a (r)syslog server as a remote server that receives logs from various clients. I wonder whether there is a nicer way to dynamically generate multiple file names as ...
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Forward linux logs to fluentd on linux

On one VM I have this in /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf *.* @192.168.29.1:42185 # Default rules for rsyslog. On the vm with fluentd I have this: I have this in /etc/td-agent/td-agent.conf ...
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One rsyslog machine accepting encrypted and non encrypted logs on different ports

I'm trying to setup an rsyslog server to accept input from 2 different ports, one encrypted for our non internal servers, and one open for our internal servers. The reason for needing this is that ...
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Group Ownership in rsyslog?

What I would like would be to have all remote local7 facilities logged to: /var/log/cisco.log but the ownership needs to be under the group "cisco" in /etc/rsyslog.conf I have: # Logs for cisco ...
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IPTables custom log failing

I'm currently trying to split out some of my IPTables logging from kern.log into a file called iptables.log. Basically, I have several different adapters and I'm logging requests to port 80 on each ...
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Difference between /dev/udp and netcat

I have a syslog server listening on localhost:514 as UDP and would like to write messages to it on that port. (Using Ubuntu 14.04) If I run either of these commands this from bash it prints the date ...
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Remote logging to specific directory structure with rsyslog

I'm currently in the process of having all of our various servers send their syslog messages to a central server. I'd like to have the following directory structure on the central server that logs ...
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rsyslog not writing remote host messages to specific file

I have the following in my rsyslog.conf file on my ubuntu 14.04 logging server: if $fromhost-ip = '192.168.10.37' then /var/log/netgear/switch.log I have changed the owner to be syslog adm 0 ...