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Using rsyslog to create different log files for different processes

Scenario: I am running a cluster of machines. Each machine runs various python programs with a unique (across the cluster), but dynamically set, ID. Right now, they are all logging locally. So, I ...
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Is there any web software to log syslog evens?

Is there any good website to keep Syslog events? I need a website to manage Syslog events and group them based on their priority.
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Automated Syslog Error Solution Finder

Any automated syslog solution finding frameworks? I want my central syslog server to email a list of problems, their severity and suggested solutions. There have been several questions about ...
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getting a grip on logs(syslog-ng) [closed]

As we continue to move away from NetWare and beginning to use Suse Linux as our server base, centralized logging is becoming more of an possibility. I know I can install syslog-ng, but beyond that, ...
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Solaris syslog.conf. What are root and operator?

In /etc/syslog.conf #ident "@(#)syslog.conf 1.5 98/12/14 SMI" /* SunOS 5.0 */ # # Copyright (c) 1991-1998 by Sun Microsystems, Inc. # All rights reserved. # # syslog configuration file. ...
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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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Open source tomcat log viewer

I'm managing several tomcat instances (aprox 30-35) and looking for some console to centralize the logs. I tried php-syslog-ng before (no with tomcat), and found it useful. I would like that these ...
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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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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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How to allow non-root user to listen on privileged port?

I want syslog to run as a non-root user on my linux box. That makes it impossible for it to bind to port 514 - because that's a privileged port. Is there any way I can grant non-admin user "foo" 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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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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How to redirect logs from Cisco firewall to a specific file?

We need to redirect the logs from our Cisco firewall(SA520-K9) to syslogd server(it's a CentOS server). The settings are done on the firewall. But the messages from firewall are going to ...
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Log Shutdown Command Usage/Message

I want to monitor whenever any of our machines run the shutdown command so that it can send an email or notification of an imminent reboot/shutdown. I figured that when shutdown was run it probably ...
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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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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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Software to send windows notification eventlogs to linux syslog server and encode to utf8

I am trying to setup a windows 2008 server so it's able to send the eventlog messages to an syslog-ng server running linux. I'd prefer something native but I guess it won't be possible. UPDATE The ...
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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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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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VMware: Is my SYSLOG Collector running?

I am trying to determine if my Syslog Collector I just set up in vCenter 5 is working correctly. According to this VMware KB article and this VMware blog article, everything seems to be up and ...
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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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Getty flooding syslog after kernel upgrade with “cannot open as standard input”

I just updated my kernel on an Ubuntu 9.10 system from 2.6.32.1 to 2.6.33.5, and everything seemed to go well, except now my system log is getting flooded with errors from getty: Jul 25 11:01:54 ...
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rsyslog: How do I direct messages from all remote machines to one file?

We have a syslog server and we have all our servers logging to it. We want a sort of "catch-all" drippan rule for all remote messages that we have not configured a rule for. Anyone know how to ...
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rsyslogd: Any way to get around the number of local facilities?

We have about 9-10 appliances we want to direct the logging to our rsyslog server for. However, there's only 8 local facilities (0-7). How can we get around this limitation?
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syslog writing to general instead of specific file

I'm running Ubuntu and Postgresql 9. I've enabled postgresql to log to syslog, and added the following directive to the config file: syslog_facility = 'local0'". I've tried to configure syslog ...
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What is the “facility” of SnapGear SG560 System Log Syslog

My SnapGear (now McAfee) SG560 (firmware Version 4.0.10) has a "remote system log" feature, which can send syslog-type data to a host in my network. It's working, but writing to /var/log/messages. I'd ...
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How to stop syslog from listening to 514 on CentOS 5.8

I have a CentOS 5.8 machine (with regular syslog) that for some reason is listening to port 514, even though it is not started with "-r" (to receive remote syslog messages). # netstat -tulpn | grep ...
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Increase rsyslog/syslog precision to include fractional seconds?

I use syslog and rsyslog to handle logging on my Linux & FreeBSD systems. The timestamp is currently in seconds but I would like to increase the precision of these timestamps to include ...
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Additional Security Measures for Syslog over SSH

I'm currently working on setting up some secure syslog connections between a few Fedora servers. This is my currently setup 192.168.56.110 (syslog-server) <----> 192.168.57.110 (syslog-agent) ...
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On Solaris, how to log IP when using winbind auth and invalid user?

This is on Solaris 10 sparc platform. I'm trying to make our denyhosts script block the dictionary ssh attacks. Unfortunately, the logging does not show an IP when the user name is invalid. We are ...
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Syslog-ng: how to change a message before sending to a remote host

I'm using syslog-ng 1.6.8 on SLES 10. From this machine, I need to forward all events to the remote host 10.30.38.115. But preliminary I have to change messages a little bit, adding "MyMark" prefix to ...
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Opensource log correlation application - an alternative to SEC?

is there a opensource log correlation application? I know only SEC[1]. The best would be if the application could work in clustered setup and would understand even structured logs, not only free-text ...
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syslog - log line classifications [closed]

A very generic question; in the context of a programmer, with operational aspect of the process (program) in mind. Is there any sort of best-practice / guide to classify messages, particularly in the ...
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RSyslog does not work with a log file located outside of /var/log

I am unable to get rsyslog to write to a log file located in a directory other than /var/log. The server is RHELS 5.6 and for the most part with a default configuration. Other than the rsyslog ...
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Is centralized logging a good idea?

Right now, my organization has a solution comprised of 10+ components, and some have a log file per thread. Since files are rotated hourly, tracking all of this is a chore. Is centralizing all ...
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rsyslog or a similar distributed logging standard, for Windows?

I have a bunch of Windows Servers that run a bunch of apps, that log into local text files. I want to aggregate these text files into a centralized log server, where I can search them. Building ...
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Remote Logging with syslog

I have two machines running FreeBSD, bsdclient and bsdserver. I am trying to setup remote logging such that bsdclient sends all the logs to bsdserver. My syslog.conf on bsdclient goes like this *.* ...
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How did you implement log management on your servers?

I'm trying to figure out how other people implement their log management systems. I have 20-30 Linux servers and a few Windows boxes (most of them virtualized). We utilize a lot of Perl and Bash ...
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What is the best method/software to log from a Windows 2008 server to your standard (syslog) loghost?

Centralized logging is a good thing, and all unix/linux/bsd machines are able to syslog over udp/tcp. Windows servers have the event log. I've previously used NTSyslog (http://ntsyslog.sf.net) for ...
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Free / Open Source — Log Management appliances/platforms [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alternatives to Splunk? I need to deploy a centralized log management device or appliance. It should be able to handle at least 100 devices giving it input. I would ...