rsyslog is an enterprise-ready replacement for the syslog daemon on Linux and other UNIX operating systems.

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named stopped logging to rsyslog after logs rotate

CentOS 6.2, bind 9.7.3, rsyslog 4.6.2 I recently set up a server, and I noticed that named had stopped logging to /var/log/messages after the logs had rotated. I thought that was odd, since all ...
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syslog message format question

is there a way with rsyslog or syslog-ng to allow tab delimited messages? I'm currently using rsyslog and the c syslog() function to generate syslog messages from within my app. The problem is that I ...
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How to configure Monit to alert me when anything appears in syslog

I want Monit to alert me if ANYTHING shows up in syslog - as anything in there would be abnormal. I've tried the following and I'm not receiving any alert emails when I manually add something to ...
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rsyslog does not write remote messsages to log file from specific host

I have setup an rsyslog server (based on CentOS 6) that works fine with some remote hosts. But, when I added a Cisco ASA firewall, it does log its messages! The rsyslog.conf is the following: # ...
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How to configure rsyslog to log into PostgreSQL without too much latency?

I'm trying to configure RSyslog on a Debian machine to log everythingo into PostgreSQL, while also logging as usual on disk. I'm using a pretty stock Debian configuration and I activated the related ...
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rsyslog with heroku

I'm trying to capture logs from Heroku. I have setup as suggested http://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/logging#syslog_drains. I'm completely new to the rsyslog, please bear with me. Where do I see ...
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Filtering bad requests from Apache -> logger -> rsyslog to syslog-ng on a remote logging server possible?

EDIT: Thanks for the help Here is a quick idea of the setup: webserver X In apache httpd.conf: LogFormat "%v %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" vcombined CustomLog ...
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Most functional log analysis tools? [closed]

I am curious as to what others find to be the most useful log analysis tools for *nix. Presently I am simply tailing output and grepping through things, however I'd like to use something that would ...
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rSyslog and short hostname

I'm working with rsyslog through multiple hops. What I want is the following, I do not want the short hostname in the msg I only want the IP. So the server sending the msg I do not want it to add its ...
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Forward Windows Events Logs to Rsyslog

I would like to forward Windows Events Logs from all my desktop clients to a Linux box with rsyslog on. Rsyslog provide a Windows agent to do just that but its 40 euros per license and when you have ...
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Log ssh sessions to rsyslog

How can I setup rsyslog to log commands typed in a ssh session? Just in case someone unauthorized ever accesses the system, I'd like to know what he did.
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How to prevent logging of duplicated error messages in rsyslog?

After performing a software update, I got hundreds of errors that read like this: 2013-11-11 19:00:00 err user audispd - queue is full - dropping event Not sure if this is a bug, but it is rapidly ...
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Logging doesn't work after rsyslog upgrade

I have several different django applications under apache on a Red Hat server. These applications use SysLogHandler for sending log messages to the local rsyslog service. In order to pipe log messages ...
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How can you filter mail.info from syslog?

How do I filter mail.info from /var/log/syslog (rsyslog.conf/Debian) while keeping messages greater than or equal to mail.warn? I've tried just about every different variation of appending and ...
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imuxsock messages in syslog and system becomes unresponsive

I am getting such messages in syslog. rsyslogd-2177: imuxsock lost 21869 messages from pid 3418 due to rate-limiting rsyslogd-2177: imuxsock begins to drop messages from pid 3427 due to rate-limiting ...
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Reason to use rsyslog for log rotating?

Is there any benefit to using rsyslog's rotation abilities over the standard /sbin/logrotate?
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rsyslog not logging to auth.log

I'm running Ubuntu server 10.04, and my auth.log is no longer getting updated. And actually my auth.log is empty and everything was being logged to auth.log.1, same with syslog, mail, and other logs. ...
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rsyslog not writing log file after restart

First off, thanks for spending the time to have a look at this issue, its much appreciated. I've had the attached rsyslog.conf configuration running for sometime now until today when I had to restart ...
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Rsyslog duplicate logs (rsyslog.conf and rsyslog.d/something.conf)

I've created a custom log (php sends log entries to rsyslog) using local0. It uses a new custom file (/var/log/sea.log). The problem is that logs are being sent to /var/log/sea.log , ...
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Pipe program output to rsyslog

I have a process running that writes it's output to a file, like this. processx > /var/log/processx.log 2>&1 How would I write/pipe/forward this to rsyslog instead (including the ...
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How can I forward an application log to a remote log server?

I have an application which writes its own log file in /var/log/app/app.log. How can I forward these logs to a remote Rsyslog server?
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Chained Syslog forwarding

Is there a way to chain syslog forwarding? For example, how can a clienthost forward its syslogs to ServerA and ServerA forward everything to CentralSyslogServer? I'm using rsyslog. The reason is ...
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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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rsyslog starttls ssl

I'm trying to test a setup of rsyslog that uses ssl. I'm (perhaps mis)-understanding that if I use starttls for the ssl traffic, I should be able to receive both ssl and plain syslog traffic on the ...
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How to configure syslogd name/identifier?

I'm forwarding all syslog events to papertrailapp.com, and they are identified as sent by localhost. It's not convenient, since I have a few servers and all of them are localhost-s. How can I ...
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Syslog severity levels when to use Alert vs Critical

Short overview: Is Alert more severe than Critical. RFC 5424 briefly defines syslog severity levels and gives a short description. Each syslog level is given a code 0 - 7. It was my understanding ...
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Preventing multiple line loss when storing syslog messages in a Postgres database

I have an application creating reports that are centralized using syslog, and I'm storing them in a Postgres database for custom use. The database has a specific format (given that the data I'm ...
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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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Sending logs to remote server with rsyslog

I'm trying to setup centralized logging with Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana and am having trouble getting logs to my log server. Logstash is listening on TCP 5000 and is successfully receiving ...
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%HOSTNAME% value is “unknown” in rsyslog template

The Gist Where does rsyslog get the value of %HOSTNAME% and under what conditions would "unknown" be the expected value? We're using rsyslog on an EC2 instance and we're trying to send our ...
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Forwarding rsyslog to syslog-ng, with FQDN and facility separation

I'm attempting to configure my rsyslog clients to forward messages to my syslog-ng log repository systems. Forwarding messages works "out of the box", but my clients are logging short names, not ...
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How to send NAGIOS alerts to OSSIM server

I've installed an OSSIM server and I wanto to retrieve the alerts generated by a remote Nagios server in order to analyze them and perform correlation of security events. Before putting hands on it, ...
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Rsyslog messages are truncated, not sent to the correct file

On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I'm using the stock rsyslog configuration and added a custom file in /etc/rsyslog.d with the following contents: # cat /etc/rsyslog.d/62-pc local3.debug /var/log/pc/debug.log ...
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rsyslog - regex trouble

I'm trying to setup the logentries service. If a log entry has a token in it then I would like to send it to api.logentries.com:10000. The token is a guid in the format ...
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Restarting rsyslog re-sends logs again

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on EC2. I have a bunch of application servers which are configured to forward their logs to a central server via rsyslog. Since putting in Nagios monitoring on the ...
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Ubuntu syslog: After log rotation nothing is written on /var/log/syslog

I've been running a Ubuntu VPS for a few weeks now, so a couple of monthly log rotations took place yestarday. For things like /var/log/wtmp things look as expected: logfile has recent entries, while ...
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pptpd on Debian doesn't write any logs

I'm trying to set up PPTP server with Debian Squeeze. The problem is nothing is being written in the logs (neither in messages nor in debug nor in daemon.log) though debug and dump options are set. ...
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snort not logging full output to syslog

I am able to send snort alerts to my remote syslog server but I am not able to see full alert message; I only see basic information like title, source and destination IP. I am specifically interested ...
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Using rsyslog to create different log files for different processes

Scenario: I am running a cluster of machines. Each machine runs various python programs with a unique (across the cluster), but dynamically set, ID. Right now, they are all logging locally. So, I ...
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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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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: discarding specific messages, rate limiting

I've got netatalk installed on the server and afpd is spamming system logs with the following error: Jun 24 15:38:16 TEST afpd[21532]: sys_getextattr_size: error: Operation not supported I'm not ...
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Can TLS-enabled rsyslog use a certificate revocation list?

When using the gtls driver, is it possible to configure rsyslog to use a certificate revocation list? We are running rsyslogd 5.8.10 (standard in CentOS 6.5).
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Configuring JBoss AS 7.2 to log to syslog

In my standalone.xml, I have the syslog-handler configured like so: <syslog-handler name="SYSLOG" enabled="true"> <level name="INFO"/> <hostname value="i-XXXXXXX"/> ...
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Pure-ftpd with mutiple domains separate xfer log files on CentOS 6.4

Using the Pure-ftpd daemon to serve ftp service. I've modified the init script to run multiple domains with different IPs, with separate DBs and separate WELCOME MSGs. daemon "$pure_launch_script ...
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Rsyslog : copy with changing the facility

I have saslauthd with save the logs in LOG_AUTH in our rsyslogd server. It can't be changed without recompiling, and I don't want to do that. I would like to see all the LOG_AUTH in LOG_MAIL, because ...
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Why don't cfn-init logs get sent by rsyslog?

I just signed up for Papertrail to aggregate logs from some AWS instances I'm setting up with CloudFormation::Init. I've followed the instructions and added *.* @logs.papertrailapp.com to the end of ...
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rsyslog appears to act on old configuration

I'm using a template to dynamically generate rsyslog filenames. I've made some changes from my original format, but rsyslog still appears to be using both the new template and the old after ...
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How to prevent rsyslog from relaying messages

How can I make rsyslog behave like the default of the old syslog, that it will not be relaying (not forward messages coming from remote hosts to another host)? I.e., that it will only forward locally ...