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Use a Mac (10.8) as a remote log server

I'm trying to use my Mac Mini server as a remote log server for our router. I set the router to forward the logs to the server but I'm not seeing the logs anywhere in the console app. Am I missing ...
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Unable to log iptables

I'm having trouble getting iptables to log to any file. My iptables looks like: Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 1366 packets, 433582 bytes) pkts bytes target prot opt in out source ...
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Snort/Barnyard2-1.10 LOG_SYSLOG_FULL Output Logging

With log_syslog_full opertion mode set to complete you get the below output. Can some explain to me what the bold parts are? I have been searching and cannot find any documention explaining the new ...
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NetBSD syslog timestamp format

Syslog uses a timestamps like the following: Sep 19 13:36:56 Is there a way to adjust the format (to add the year for example) without touching the source code? I am some what shocked to find that ...
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CentOS centralised logging, syslogd, rsyslog, syslog-ng, logstash sender?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to setup a central place to store and interrogate server logs. syslog, Apache, MySQL etc. I've found a few different options but I'm not sure what would be best. ...
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Route from Cisco ASA over site to site VPN

I want to be able to push f/w logging traffic to a server at a remote site. This server is accepting syslog traffic on port 514. In the ASA I've configured it to use this server as a syslog server. ...
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MySQL server stops randomly. Is it possible that system kills it during high loads or low available memory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose causes of oom-killer killing processes I have an Ubuntu webserver (Apache + MySQL + PHP) on a very small machine on Amazon Web Services (EC2 micro ...
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Cisco Nexus syslog messages format?

I'm trying to normalize Syslog messages generated by a Cisco Nexus box. Problem: Messages have the following format: <189>: yyyy mm dd hh:mm:ss UTC: text This is not a standard Syslog message, no ...
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syslog log of TCP packet

Occasionally, I noticed a lot of following messsages in syslog Nov {datetime} hostname kernel: [8226528.586232] AIF:PRIV TCP packet: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC={mac} SRC={sourceip} DST={destinationip} LEN=60 ...
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Outbound Traffic Logging on ASA 5520 possible?

Taking a look at the ASDM (6.4) for my ASA 5520, I get a nice summary of the traffic status, with items like "interface traffic usage", and "connections per second". This works well, but only shows ...
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Cisco login on-failure using syslog doesn't show username on failure?

interesting issue I am running into. I am trying to get syslog rmeote logging working with a Cisco switch. i have it working and logging for both on-success and on-failure. However when it is a failed ...
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Collecting logs from multiple servers in a fault-tolerant way [closed]

the main requirement I have is to be able to view and do simple searches on logs combined from multiple machines. However, I would like the solution to have minimal impact on the rest of the (core) ...
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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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Reduce munin logging level

Munin is quite verbose, and logs a bunch of things into munin-graph.log, munin-html.log, munin-limits.log and munin-update.log at each run of munin-cron. I already reduced munin-node logging level by ...
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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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XCP Project Kronos syslog error: “irq … : nobody cared” on Dom0 host

One of our production clusters driven by XCP suddenly went uresponsive. After restart and some investigation we found such logs in dom0 machine syslog: Oct 26 20:32:03 hetzner-2-mrx kernel: ...
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Monitor syslog (RFC 5426) on Windows Server 2008

I have setup in a Windows Server 2008 a syslog server using NXLog http://nxlog-ce.sourceforge.net/. I've configured some routers in the network to send syslog messages (RFC 5426) to the server (UDP ...
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Kernel Logging disabled?

uname -a Linux host 2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.i686 #1 SMP Tue Sep 25 20:26:47 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux And start ups: ls /etc/init.d/ abrt-ccpp certmonger dovecot irqbalance ...
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Avoiding log noise from cron jobs - with syslog-ng rather than syslog

On my small Debian squeeze web server, I have syslog-ng installed (not syslogd, like in this question). Generally, my logs are nice and quiet, with -- MARK -- lines. My /var/log/syslog, however, ...
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CentOS - rsyslog and PHP - Log to remote, centralized server

I'm working on a project with a small number of servers which host a PHP application. Right now each server is currently logging php errors, locally, to /var/log/php/oops.log, but I would like ...
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Preferred method for allowing unprivileged UNIX/Linux users to view syslog information

I have some non-privileged "role accounts" that need the ability to view [some of] the local syslogs (eg. /var/log/messages) for debugging purposes. This is explicitly local log data, not remote ...
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Disk / system configuration for log collection / syslog server

I am looking into building a syslog / logging infrastructure and am pondering about some architecture best practices. Essentially, I see that a syslog system needs to support two conflicting ...
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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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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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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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Syslog produces hundreds of lines

I have recently been "promoted" to lab admin, as I have the most experience with linux. My logcheck keeps sending me emails with hundreds of lines stemming from my syslog file. It repeats itself over, ...
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Why isn't /var/log/maillog written with sync option by default?

Some syslog implementations on linux (sysklogd, rsyslog) include the following line in their default configuration: mail.* -/var/log/maillog As far as I know the dash sign means that it is not ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 syslog not logging to correct file

In a similar vein to Why is Syslog Not Writing Logs To The Designated Files? I'm having a few problems with syslog on Ubuntu 10.0.4 I have an app which I have set to facility local7. I added the ...
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Syslog-ng prepends <[0-9]+> to my messages

I'm writing some parsing logic for syslog-ng messages and am noticing that for many of the commands syslog-ng prepends a <[0-9]+> string to most of my messages. Here is an example from me ...
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/var/log/messages spammed with POLLERR messages

I've started seeing /var/log/messages growing in size indefinitely with these lines: Aug 1 12:47:27 linux-jblp syslog-ng[1947]: POLLERR occurred while idle; fd='16' Process 1947 is this: root ...
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Amavisd-new cannot start - missing Unix::Syslog (CentOS)

I followed the basic instructions here for installing amavisd, spamassassin + clamav... http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Amavisd I get the following error when trying to start amavisd... # service ...
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Squid logging to syslog-ng - program name has brackets

Using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and Squid3 I want to log to syslog-ng Edited /etc/squid3/squid.conf and added the following line: access_log syslog squid Logs are being written but the program name ...
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rsyslog not logging messages

i'm attempting to set up my ec2 instance (running amazon linux which as i understand is built on RHEL 5) to forward log messages to loggentries.com but nothing is getting forwarded. as a sanity check ...
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Deciphering continuing mpt2sas syslog messages

Summary I have been getting these cryptic messages in syslog since I installed some new hardware and I can't figure out what the problem is, if it's serious, or what to do about it. They're from the ...
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Configuring 'audit' facility in syslog-ng on solaris server?

This is a follow-up to this question. mghocke was kind enough to help me out with that question, but this is really a separate question, therefor a new post. I really don't know a lot about syslog, ...
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Moving from syslog.conf to syslogng.conf

I'm moving a Solaris box from syslogd to syslog-ng, because the Solaris version of syslogd obliterates the original source hostname on the logs. I'm looking through the syslogng.conf documentation, ...
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Does this log indicate the server reboooted?

I have a webserver I think rebooted at some point .. mostly because apache wasn't serving sites and it usually does that when someone starts it and doesn't enter the SSL cert's password ... and a ...
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Alternative solution to replace aging swatch

We are using swatch installation to sort through 3-5 gig worth of networking syslog and alert us on patterns , we are using splunk to index and search the data but splunk alerting capabilities are ...
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cisco syslog host dns

When I tell my Cisco router (IOS) to (config)# logging syslog.mydomain.com and then look at the config, the config contains the IP of syslog.mydomain.com, i.e. 1.2.3.4. Now the whole purpose of ...
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How to log to /var/log/messages on Debian Squeeze as normal user?

In Ubuntu I could do something like: sudo echo something | logger -t logstuff Then I would get well formatted message in syslog (/var/log/messages). On Debian Squeeze that isn't the case, the above ...
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Syslog message '^@' indicates server crash

The php-cgi's died on a vps I look after and the only syslog entry is this followed by me restarting the VM: ...
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How to process, transform and re-send 1000req/sec log entries from syslogd?

I currently have two machines that receive about 1000 HTTP req/sec both and generate a log entry on every request. This log is centralized on a syslog daemon running on a different machine. For ...
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Rsyslog Discarding Unwanted Messages

Once again, i found that Rsyslog is not as flexible as i expected... My application logs to LOCAL5.* ( depending on the severity ) I would like to see on my centralized log server only ...
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Why aren't Heroku syslog drains logging to rsyslogd?

I'm having a problem using syslog drains as described in https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/logging. To summarize, I have an Ubuntu 10.04 instance on EC2 that is running rsyslogd. I've also set ...
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Postfix logs missing information on delivery status (postfix/smtp message)

I noticed a problem with postfix logs, that information on some of emails delivery status is missing. The issue affects about 1% of emails. "Healthy" log: <server># grep 8EB992EFBB44 ...
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HAProxy running in chroot jail is only logging started messages

I've configured my HAProxy server to run in a chroot jail logging messages to syslog socket. My problem is that the only messsages currently being logged are for when haproxy is starting up. May 26 ...
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syslog written on console

I have odd problem with syslog local7, my syslog configure the syslog to be written to local7.info /var/log/syslog_info it's working just fine for years but recent days one device syslog message ...
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Best Practices for rotating syslog logs on RHEL with different schedules?

OS: Running RHEL 5.6. Situation: I need to rotate /var/log/messagees on a different schedule than the rest of the syslog logs. By default syslog logs are rotated weekly based on the ...
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Can it be because of any Kernel Bugs?specifically spin lock

We are running ubuntu 11.04 with 2.6.38-13-generic kernel on Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz with 48 GB RAM dedicated server with Hardware RAID. top command output is showing many kernel ...
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Can a hostname be added to syslog-ng?

How can syslog-ng be configured to send both the hostname and the IP address. Currently, logs are sent with the IP address of the device/machine, but we want to add the hostname so I could keep my ip ...