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Ubuntu Server unresponsive after some days [on hold]

Ahoy! I have an Ubuntu Server [Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-49-generic x86_64)] running on a Supermicro X10SBA board. System is installed on an encrypted LUKS partition and apt update ...
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Source of syslog bind query denied message [closed]

What is the cause, and how can I stop this request on example.com from my ip (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) being continually repeated in /var/log/syslog? Apr 14 20:37:10 example.com named[1663]: client ...
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Understanding syslog conf - targeting specific types / tags of logs

I'm combining log files from several docker containers on my host and sending them a remote logging service. I'm just redirecting the output to logger and tagging it: docker-compose logs 2>&1 ...
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Sftp Log for every Jailed User

I've a sshd_config file like the following: Match user foo ChrootDirectory /mnt/foo-jail/ ForceCommand internal-sftp AllowTCPForwarding no AuthorizedKeysFile ...
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Sending syslog from jail to host fails

I'm trying to send logs from a jail to the host system on FreeBSD 10. I think everything is setup correctly but I can't get it working. Sending logs directly from Nginx 1.7 works but not sending ...
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system log file not getting updated [migrated]

I am trying to add my system call to the Ubuntu. It is a simple hello world function that I am trying to write to the log file using printk(). The code is as follows: #include <linux/kernel.h> ...
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Nginx: Tags in Syslog output on wrong position

I'm trying to output the logs of several Nginx servers in FreeBSD jails to the jails' host. I'm using FreeBSD 10 syslog and Nginx 1.7.10. In Nginx (in this case the hostname is web) I have set: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS - RSysLog 8.8.0 - omusrmsg not working

I have been trying for two days to get RSysLog to alert all [or specified] users of certain Facilities/Priorities hitting RSysLog. rsyslog.d/50-default.conf: ... *.emerg ...
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Getting journald to send email on certain events

I found these solutions for syslogd that send emails on certain events like local0.crit or local1.err How can I make syslogd email certain log messages to me? ...
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“NTP socket is in use” messages from ntpdate in syslog

In cron.log I can see that ntpdate is being triggered from a cron job which is running daily at 23:15 Mar 10 23:15:01 seitan /USR/SBIN/CRON[22407]: (root) CMD (/etc/network/if-up.d/ntpdate) But ...
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Segfault in libcurl.so.4.2.0 in syslog?

My syslog is being filled with entries declaring a segfault in libcurl.so.4.2.0: Mar 6 09:48:58 myserver kernel: crond[19450]: segfault at 7f46cfefbc3d ip 00007f46cff17f7d sp 00007fff79c939d8 ...
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How do I get auditd to push messages to a remote syslog server on Centos 6.6?

I'm a Windows guy trying to help a friend out. We need to get file auditing data off the Centos 6.6 server to a central syslog server. I found the auditd service and the audisp plugin. I edited the ...
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ESX performance stats in Logstash

Dose anyone know if it is possible to collect ESX Performance Stats in LogStash/ELK stack? looking to see if I can collect ESXTOP data for use in the ELK stack.
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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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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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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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How do I filter on tags in syslog-ng when they don't seem to be available by the time it processes it?

I am having a hard time debugging an issue and I think it may be two-fold - problems in two separate programs. The main issue is that I'm logging nginx to syslog on Ubuntu 14.04 like so: access_log ...
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Send apache ssl access log to syslog

I'm having an issue piping apache ssl access logs to my syslog server. I've added the following line to my apache config: CustomLog "|/usr/bin/nc -u <syslogserver> 514" "<134>%{%b %d ...
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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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Syslog randomly logs bad time [duplicate]

Try as I might, I can't figure out why this server randomly timestamps syslog entries with bad time. Here's a 5-minute stretch of syslog from a few minutes ago. You'll notice there are two places ...
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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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How does one manually rotate log without logrotate on open/live file?

My Google-Fu is getting me so close but just not quite there, and I guess I'm too green in Linux to put the pieces together. I have a very large >200GB log file, still being written to. Logrotate ...
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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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Suspicious web activitin in nginx logs

I'm seeing some strange entries in my NGINX logs: 2.71.139.98 - - [26/Dec/2014:12:36:24 +0000] ...
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syslog-ng prepending date to received logs, breaking patterns in patterndb

I'm setting up central logging for our servers using syslog-ng + patterndb, however the logs the logging server is receiving from the client are prepended with the date, host and other data. This of ...
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UDP Traffic from outside to docker container is dropped after container restart

following situation: i have a hardware box with Ubuntu 14.04LTS as host for docker 1.4 I'm running an ELK stack in several containers. Curenntly the logstash container is exposing only port 514 to ...
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Syslog-ng loghost - filter not-match

I've got a problem with receiving remote logs from syslog-ng OSE to syslog-ng OSE. I am configuring loghost and at now - i how no idea what i am doing wrong. It seems like filters are not working for ...
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How to collect logs for statistics in site?

I want to collect logs from nginx ( several servers, 1 000 000 lines in logs for minute for all servers ) to central stat server for statistics processing. I see 2 variants: write logs to local ...
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DNS format error in syslog, how to debug?

I'm getting an error in my syslog when resolving a domain I also the DNS for. Nov 24 21:51:55 moo named[4075]: DNS format error from 192.227.143.105#53 resolving bostonyoungentrepreneurs.com/NS for ...
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How do I make sec ignore a timestamp properly

I have a rule that is set up like so; In /etc/sec/rules.d I have; type=SingleWithSuppress ptype=regexp pattern=(\S+) sshd\[\d+\]: PAM \d+ more authentication failures\; logname=.* uid=.* euid=.* ...
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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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Server crash with ascii NUL characters in syslog ( ^@^@^@… )

I have some dedicated server hosted by a OVH (French service provider). OS : Ubuntu 12.04 x64 A few months ago, one of my server crashed. The only weird thing was some "ASCII NUL" caracters in the ...
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How can I suppress Postfix anvil statistics from system logs?

After every email sent through my mail server, postfix/anvil appends something like the following: Nov 9 15:09:11 keutenberg postfix/anvil[30006]: statistics: max connection rate 1/60s for ...
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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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Logging only written on old [filename].1 log files

My log is not written on the correct log file for example syslog, mail.log, mysql.log, auth.log but for some reason the latest event are written on these old log files syslog.1, auth.log.1, mail.log.1 ...
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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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SSH Failed password login - log password

today I checked the log of my sshd and I have discovered tons of lines like :Oct 12 Oct 12 12:31:34 my_user sshd[15324]: Failed password for invalid user admin from 104.194.25.135 port 2683 ssh2 ...
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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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server hacked - cron continue to run [duplicate]

Someone accessed my EC2 Ubuntu 14.04 and installed some malicious cron to do port scanning with user eric. I removed user eric and the file executed, but in syslog I see Sep 19 15:27:01 ip-xxx ...
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No syslog using Kiwi 9.4 (free) directly connected on the inside of a Cisco ASA 5505 running a VPN

I have a number of remote branches (each with an IPSec site to site configuration. The main station has a Cisco 5510, the branches are each a Cisco ASA 5505. Works fine. I recently installed the paid ...
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Cisco CGS2520 switch to reveal MAC address when port goes active?

Is there a way to have a Cisco switch reveal the MAC address of a device via Syslog when it is plugged in? I get messages that a device is connected, but there isn't a lot of detail: Sep 9 12:50:51 ...
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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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Understanding ntpd entry in syslog

Does anyone know what this entry in syslog means: static1 ntpd[2397]: 2a00:xxxx:xxxx:239::2 interface 2a01:xxxx::xxxx:xxxx:fe70:a40c -> (null) (I've replaced some of the values with xxxx) Thank ...
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Separating java stdout and stderr with systemd and without filling journal

I am running java apps via systemd: [Unit] Description=test service [Service] Type=simple EnvironmentFile=/etc/sysconfig/testserver WorkingDirectory=/opt/testserver ExecStart=/usr/bin/java -jar ...
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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 ...