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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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Segmenting syslog logs and access to those logs

I'm trying to figure out if what I'm trying to accomplish is possible or not. What I want is to have all my devices send logs to a syslog server, then have Splunk pull logs for everything EXCEPT my ...
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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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How to prevent syslog message popping in a ssh session without affect other sessions?

i have a machine(RHEL 5.2) which receives syslog message from remote machines. And now it keeps popping message from remote machine in a ssh shell, which is annoying when i want to do something on it. ...
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(rsyslog) Forwarding a specific log only

I've been trying to configure rsyslog to forward /var/log/syslog to a remote server. I was able to do this using the below configuration. $InputFileName /var/log/secure $InputFileTag hostname-secure ...
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How to convert syslog to json in syslog server on freeBSD8.3 OS

I am using FreeBSD 8.3 and syslog server is running on it. now i have configured my syslog server to send logs to remote server by simply adding these lines in /etc/syslog.conf file ...
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Different log file per postfix instance

How can I set a custom log file for each postfix instance? Specifically, I need to identify entries generated for different instances of postfix, and would be better for the tooling if each instance ...
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Weird syslog order

Have you ever seen wrong order in /var/log/syslog ? I think that it causes only crontab. Jun 28 22:20:01 alex CRON[2327]: (root) CMD (something > /dev/null) Jun 28 22:21:01 alex CRON[2700]: (root) ...
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How to log multiline message with logger command?

I want to log a multiline message into the system logger via the commabnd echo -e "foo\nbar" | logger But it appear as 2 logs. Is it possible to log as a single log?
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RFC 5424 Syslog Viewer

I've been looking for a log viewer that understands syslog messages, specifically in RFC 5424 format (including structured data elements), and ideally allows live monitoring (tail like) and ...
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Nginx Reverse Proxy Segfault on High Traffic

Recently my load balancer with Nginx rev proxy showing the following error messages on /var/log/dmesg: [6278902.558300] nginx[15683]: segfault at ffffffffffffffff ip 0000000000457b99 sp ...
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Nxlog Multiline Input to 1 Syslog Message

I am using nxlog to tail a custom log file on one of my Windows servers. Each entry in the text file looks similar to this. ...
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Postfix - searching emails (logstash, greylog or other solution)

We are currently having ~100 servers and all of them are using remote syslog, so we have aggregated all logs on one server. The most questioned problem from our support team is: Has an email from ...
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Receiving Apache access and error logs via rsyslog and possible catchall filter

I'm new to rsyslog and have been trying to figure out why I am not receiving any of my Apache and mysql logs which are configured on the client-side to sent via rsyslog. I am currently receiving all ...
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How do I configure rsyslog on Ubuntu 14.04 to use ISO8601 timestamps?

In a file in /etc/rsyslog.d/ I have the following: local3.* /var/log/mylog.log When I log to this facility, records have timestamps which look like this: Apr 27 21:12:20 hostname msg How ...
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Rsyslog with Nginx virtual hosts

I have an Nginx server with several virtual hosts, each of them generating log files. I'm sending all these logs to a remote server but don't know how to create one log file per virtual on this ...
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Rsyslog filter by client

I set up an Rsyslog server that can receive messages from clients. The problem is that everything is concatenated to /var/log/syslog, so I'm trying to set up a filter server side. I added this line ...
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EventLog/Syslog to Common Event Format

I am looking for a way to get EventLog/Syslog to Common Event Format (CEF)? And also looking for a way to forward the CEF events through a Syslog-ng type of forwarder within the environment. I have ...
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Forwarding Syslog/Event Log Across Networks

I am trying to Forward syslogs and Event Logs across networks (internet). Win Computer ----| (There will be multiples of these forwarding to a single ...
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How to log remotely without syslog

I have a bunch of logs which are not created using syslog. I would like to export them to another host. If possible using syslog or rsyslog. A pipe? how can I do that?
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Not getting anything written to my log files in ubuntu

I am not getting any logs in auth.log, kern.log, syslog or any other log files on my 12.04 ubuntu server. There is also no rsyslog.conf if it should be there by default. rsyslogd is not running as ...
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Converting to rsyslog v7 new config format

I'm trying to set up an rsyslog client (running rsyslog 7.4.8) that will log to two remote servers via two different SSL configurations. To do this it looks like I need to migrate from the legacy ...
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Syslog and LogAnalyzer - how to retrive source IPs and count them

I have set centralized Syslog (centOS + rsys) server which runs LogAnalyzer for better log presentation. Recently I have got asked to provide logs from the firewall of all IPs for particular firewall ...
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Logcheck alternative for central syslog server [closed]

I have to setup some open source log monitoring on a centralized syslog server. A lot of machines (windows, linux) and some routers and switches sending their logs there. Many years ago when I had to ...
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rsyslog udp forwarding truncates at 2048 characters

Rsyslog on a RHEL 6 server is receiving messages locally on port 514 UDP. These messages are sometimes much larger than normal syslog message sizes. I am seeing rsyslog handle all of the messages ...
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Wheezy processes die periodically

I have a very weird problem. Certain processes on my mail server, but not all, die periodically (every second month or so). A few of the process that die are: ssh dovecot postfix Processes that ...
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max open files - why is there no error?

I suspect that one of our server applications has hit its max open file limit. The application is running in user-space with its own account. The init-script starts a large number of processes which ...
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Ubuntu iptables logs not going to any log file

I am trying to put logs in iptables but I can not find any log in any file. Although when I run dmesg command, I can see the iptables entries. But the same entry doesn't go to any log file. Here is ...
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Cannot find upstart logs in syslog despite a log-priority of debug (ubuntu 13.04 & mint 16)

I've set upstart log level to "debug" sudo initctl log-priority debug But I still cannot see anything in /var/log/syslog. sudo initctl emit hello # no log sudo initctl start my-broken-service # ...
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Logging in iptables

I have created rules in iptables to log and edited the rsyslog.conf file to output any message which contains "iptables" to a different log file. It seems that it is logging to both places, the ...
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Apache2 forward logs to rsyslog AND locally

Right now I'm storing apache2 logs locally: ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/one.error.log CustomLog /var/log/apache2/one.access.log common How can I keep storing the logs locally but also forward ...
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rsyslog.conf only partly honored

I followed this description on how to enable audit for Samba (entry of Aug 10, 2009) and wanted to get all additionally enabled logging in a special log file (/var/log/samba/log.audit). The mentioned ...
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Find syslog priortiy/ severity of a message

Is there a way to find the syslog priority or severity of log entries using a standard unix tool? For example I could grep for the word error in a log. But not all logs will state the word "error" ...
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same filter works in rsyslog but not syslog

I have the following filters in new cpanel server with rsyslog to forward log to a central log server(use rsyslog), but these filters didn't work in older cpanel server with syslog. I don't see any ...
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How to change the default template in syslog-ng

Is it possible to change the default template for all destinations in syslog-ng? I know that I can declare a template: template t_tmpl { template("$ISODATE $MSGHDR$MSG\n"); }; and then reference ...
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snort is not alerting to a web console

I am configuring snort in OSSIM, modified the snort.debian.conf and when I check the status it gives OK. But it is not logging as I have checked the file. How can I get the alerts logged and on the ...
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How do you use patterndb variables in syslog-ng?

I'd like to parse some custom (network appliance) syslog files to create my own formatted output. As I am new to syslog-ng & patterndb I have been trying to build an example using the ...
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rsyslog logging same data to multiple files

I'm new to configuring rsyslog for centralized logging and was wondering if one of you experts could help me with the following problem. I am trying to store logs for each remote host to a per host ...
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Cisco ASA syslog format description [closed]

Where can I find Cisco ASA syslog format description? Log example: Dec 11 08:01:24 <IP> %ASA-6-302015: Built outbound UDP connection 447235 for outside:NTP_Server_2/<port> ...
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Logging ssh info using syslog-ng daemon in Cygwin

I have setup the syslog-ng daemon using Cygwin in Windows 7. What I want to do is to log all of the ssh failed passwords, etc to /var/log/sshd.log. I tried to do this by adding the following line: ...
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Syslog-ng not logging on debian

I have syslog-ng running but it does not seem to be logging to /var/log anymore. Looking at the logs it apparently used to awhile back: -rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 8 00:55 messages ...
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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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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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cisco ios - syslog version

I am writing small article on Syslog and I was wondering, if there is any resource that tells me what version of Syslog is supported in what ios version? By Syslog version I mean rfc 3164/rfc ...
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Not seeing kernel messages in syslog

I'm trying to track down a process that kills my mysql server on my CentOS box. I have the following setting in /etc/syslog.conf: *.*;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none /var/log/messages I ...
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syslog, kernel.warning and iptables innerworking

Im tinkering with my iptables logging at the moment. So I got my syslog to use another log file with tips from the web. basically you end up changing some chains and rules plus aan extra line in the ...
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Syslog info from vmware hosts to graylog are not collecting correctly

I have a graylog syslog server running on debian, running fine. I wanted to send syslogs from our Vmware ESX hosts to Graylog. I point a ESX host to the syslog by doing the following: I open vSphere ...
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Wireshark - Capture syslog traffic form local workstation

I am using wireshark version 1.10.3 on windows 7 x64 enterprise. I am trying to capture all outbound UDP traffic, in particular syslog traffic. I have tried a capture filter UDP, but all I can see ...
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Syslog-ng how to get domain names instead of IP address

How can syslog-ng get the domain names instead of IP address that I received? I'm able to get those information but in IP address, I would like to get the DST/HOST to domain names instead of getting ...