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syslog-ng 2.0.9 closing tcp connections from some clients instantly..?

I've a syslog-ng instance on 2.0.9, which is old, but... this is enterprise IT and upgrading the versions is... fun... running on Solaris 10. I have this strange problem where some clients stop being ...
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FreeBSD 7 syslog messages: “kernel: 15.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx too long” (or “too short”)?

I'm experiencing poor performance on an old FreeBSD system and the only anomaly I see so far are syslog messages of the form: Jul 1 12:10:50 myserverXXX kernel: 16.0ccdd219377c0d80 too long Jul 1 ...
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Logstash shipper & server on the samebox

I'm trying to setup a central logstash configuration. However I would like to be sending my logs through syslog-ng and not third party shippers. This means that my logstash server is accepting via ...
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What is this in my syslog and should I be concerned?

I'm seeing a lot of the following line in /var/log/syslog: Jun 21 14:36:15 my-server kernel: [416219.080061] iptables denied: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:the-mac-address:08:00 SRC=0.0.0.0 ...
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How to dynamically generate $LocalHostName value rsyslog

I have set up a central remote syslog server where I am sending all my logs. There will be many machines logging to the syslog server. On the client machine, in the rsyslog.conf I am trying to modify ...
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how to filer rsyslog messages by tags

I have several applications and scripts that I want to redirect the output to custom files. I launch those applications using command | logger -t TAG I would like to filter these messages based ...
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intercept, evaluate, change syslog messages

is it possible to intercept syslog messages and evaluate (in special cases change) them before they are written into /var/log/? At the moment i m using inotify to monitor the log file and write the ...
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How do I stop postfix log info going into syslog?

We have a vps running Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, and while trying to find a solution to a php problem, I've become aware of what looks like a problem with the syslog system - I'm not sure though. The ...
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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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Syslog-ng.conf csv parser lost first columns

I try to split information that come from IIS server with syslog-ng configuration. I create and fill the syslog-ng.conf but my csv parser lost the first column. let see: source s_network { ...
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Server crashes Sundays at 6 a.m. - out of memory

I have a weird problem: Every Sunday at 6 am my LAMP server crashes. Looking at the logs I see about 500 apache2 processes at the time (this is a test server without any load - especially not at 6 am) ...
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Rsyslog: Difference between logging to a UNIX domain socket or an INET socket (UDP)

I am observing the following behaviour when logging to syslog from an external application: if I send a well-formed syslog message to a UDP socket, rsyslog correctly parses it, however if the very ...
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Wildcard support for InputFileName in rsyslog?

We have log files with names that match a certain pattern but frequently change. Is there a way to specify a wildcard or pattern for rsyslog to include via InputFileName? Example: InputFileName: ...
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syslog-ng stopped and don't want to start

I noticed lately that my syslog is empty. I tried restarting it but i get this error: $ /etc/init.d/syslog-ng reload Reload system logging: syslog-ngsyntax error in /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf at ...
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log server setup and testing, with log manager opensource

I've been trying to get a new, centralized, log-server up and running for some testing and have run into some problems. First part is that I've installed Kibana but can't get anything indexed, tried ...
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SSD read errors; should I be worried?

An SSD just over a month old is producing read errors in my syslog whenever rsync backs it up: [276877.360221] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [276877.360226] ata1.00: ...
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Can Rsyslog process messages before saving them?

The messages that I'm sending to syslog have some tags like so: "[date] [text here] tags:tag1,tag2,tag3 [more text here]" I already have a rule that only saves lines that contain the text "tags:" ...
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CentOS 6: strange page allocation failure messages [duplicate]

I set up a new Server with CentOS 6.4 final as successor for an old mysql server and I'm facing some problems with it. From time to time mysql connections are being disconnected. Furthermore the ...
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VMware ESX/i syslog content

I am working on an expansion of our monitoring footprint, and we are currently looking at including data from our visualized environment. As our monitoring license is based on logged volumes, and we ...
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Can I collect Syslog events in the Windows Event Collector? [duplicate]

I have a couple of *nix based systems that I'd like to start collecting logging information for. Is there a way to forward Syslog events to a Widnows server running the Windows Event Collector ...
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ubuntu server becomes unresponsive via web, ftp, ssh and more

I have a ubuntu server hosted and a couple of times it becomes unresponsive to everything, until a hard reboot is done.. i have pulled the logs but i need a little bit of help working out what they ...
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Setting up SysLog on Windows

I'm trying without any luck to use NTSysLog in order to grab my network computers Security Logs and send them into a Log Service (Loggly in this case). I can install and run NTSysLog from a Windows 7 ...
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Netflow to syslog converter

Is there any way to have netflow v9 converted to syslog? Which would be the best way to have the following idea working? Procedure: 1) The router sends UDP with the following structure: ...
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Is it possible to modify the date/time format for sendmail logs?

CentOS 5.x | SendMail I'm cross-referencing logs with another application/server and would like to change the date format on the SendMail maillog. Presently it's MMM DD HH:MM:SS Is there any way ...
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Find out how long a user was logged into a Linux server

In my Debian Squeeze server, all user logins and logouts are recorded in the file /var/log/auth.log Jan 28 07:11:06 xen8 sshd[29826]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) ...
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Server reboots, no idea why [closed]

I'm by no means experienced with system administration. I have a Linode vm mostly for the fun of it, hosting a webserver (nginx -> nodejs) and a Minecraft server I share with some friends. I ...
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Writing templates for rsyslog

When I'm trying to send log from rsyslog to syslog-ng, the hostnames are getting shortened. Instead of inbound.server.com, I only recieve inbound at the syslog-ng side even though I have FQDN option ...
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IIS Advanced Logging Forward to Syslog

I am looking for a method that would allow us to forward the IIS Advanced Logging logs to a centralized log source via syslog or something similar. We are able to perform this currently for the ...
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Sending output from php script called from bash script to syslog

Sending output from php script called from bash script to syslog Im trying to create a bash script (to be called by a cron job) which calls a php file (which I have not made). Calling the php file is ...
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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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In logrotate, where does postrotate log errors?

If there are errors in the postrotate script block, where are they logged in Ubuntu?
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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 ...