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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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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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Linux: how to send new lines in log files to remote syslog?

We have several applications which are generating their own plain-text log files, which I would like to forward to a remote syslog server for centralized logging. I do not have access to root on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Server logging goes haywire and some system services die until hard reboot

The gist of our problem is that we lose ssh access to our VPS and our logfiles get all mixed up. Doing a hard reboot through our hosting provider's web console seems to fix things, but the problem ...
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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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How does an administrator generalize alerting when an event doesn't happen?

Often my users require me to be just as responsible for knowing if an event hasn't happened. I've always had to build custom and brittle solutions with cron'ed shell scripts and lots of date edge ...
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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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Stop Munin messages from /var/log/syslog

I am using munin on a system which is adding a log entry in syslog everytime the munin-node cron job executes. It is not an issue but it sometimes makes other errors spotting difficult. There are ...
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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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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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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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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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Syslog to IPFIX

I was reading about logs (syslog) being exported in IPFIX format. And some products which do this as well. What I didn't find, was if there is any standard/known ways of doing this ?. Like if there ...
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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> (NTP_Server_2/&...
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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 -rw----...
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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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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 5424/...
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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 2>&...
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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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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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Failing forwarding rsyslog

I have a centralised rsyslog server A that receives a bunch of logs through TCP from servers X, Y, Z. It then stores the files on disk but also forwards them to logstash server B (on a different ...
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Splunk How do I get syslog to send data into splunk from remote machines

If I install the splunk forwarder, I can get the remote data into my splunk install, and index my logs, and searching is great. But I have a number of router devices and other devices that run syslog, ...
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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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Send Apache Access Logs to syslog

We have IBM HTTP Servers (Based on Apache 2.0) and want to send the access logs to syslog. (in addition to error logs which does work) The config we are using is as follows: ErrorLog "|/HTTPServer/...
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software to view logs on remote server [closed]

I have configured syslog server on my linux machine like this Linux Machine (syslog client) -- > Linux Machine (syslog server) I have configured it and its working properly. Now, the problem is I ...
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Getting logs from remote clients via rsyslog

I have freshly installed Debian 6. I am trying to get syslog server for a reason, I used to follow manual for this task. I configured /etc/rsyslog.conf on remote client server to send data via udp ...
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Send logs to mulitple syslog servers

we have a cisco 6500 chasis and I would like to send to the logs to two separate syslog servers. At present, it is already sent to one syslog server. That goes to our security team. But we would like ...
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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 ...
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NTP synchronisation not visible in syslog

I am trying to set up a local NTP server for our LAN. I am able run ntpdate server_ip to manually update the time. However, ntp daemon does not seem to be logging anything into syslog, and so I can't ...
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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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Disable syslog remote connections

I'm securing a server and closing all the ports that are not used, but i can't close the syslogd port, even worse I cannot find where the syslogd is called. This is what sockstat shows me: USER ...
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Strange syslog for my server

Today i go on my log with nano /var/log/syslog I have this, and i think it's not very good : Aug 27 06:25:02 ks3309528 rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="4.6.4" x-pid="2235" x-info="...
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syslogd filtering not working on FreeBSD

I am failing to get filtering by program or facility working in FreeBSD syslogd. I added local6.debug /var/log/test.log !testd *.debug /var/log/test.log to my /etc/...
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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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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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To use syslog or not [closed]

Can someone make a decent case here: I want to use syslog so logging is integrated and so I can direct it based on severity etc not to mention log rotate, but at the same time I like the idea of ...
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Error setting capabilities, capability management disabled;

root@monitor:/opt/observium# service syslog-ng restart Stopping system logging: syslog-ng. Starting system logging: syslog-ngsyslog-ng: Error setting capabilities, capability management disabled; ...
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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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How do I setup rsyslog to send all logs to multiple remote servers?

I am trying to make rsyslog to send all logs to 2 remote servers, but it seems rsyslog only sends to the secondary server if the first one fails. *.* @@server1 *.* @@server2 If I put the above in /...