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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 ...
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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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Apache httpd: Send error logs to syslog and local disk? Without touching /etc/syslog.conf?

I have an Apache httpd 2.2 server. I want to log all messages using syslog, so that the requests are sent to our central syslog server. I also want to ensure that all log messages are sent to local ...
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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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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 maintain the log source host using logstash

I am following the steps in this blog to set up rsyslog + logstash + graylog2 and I can't figure out how to replace the @source_host attribute in logstash using the mutate -> replace filter. In the ...
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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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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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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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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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Syslog severity levels when to use Alert vs Critical

Short overview: Is Alert more severe than Critical. RFC 5424 briefly defines syslog severity levels and gives a short description. Each syslog level is given a code 0 - 7. It was my understanding ...
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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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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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Why does iptables output to /dev/console?

For some reason I see the output from this iptables rule $IPT -A FORWARD --jump LOG $IPT -A FORWARD --jump ACCEPT on the console eventhough I have disabled kern in /etc/syslog.conf #kern.* ...
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Lots of nfs4_reclaim_open_state: Lock reclaim failed entries in syslog

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 VM set up in VMSphere. I'm storing some data on a nfs mount. The VM has been going down frequently. I haven't been able to pin the reason why down, but I think it has to do with ...
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How to configure JBoss AS 7 to log to syslog?

How do i configure jboss to log to syslog?
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log forwarding performance and OS bottleneck

How many logs/second can usually be handled by syslog servers? By syslog servers, I am referring to rsyslog, syslog-ng, splunk etc. The intent of the question is to find out at what logs/second rate ...
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Unusual server crash on EC2, syslog has line of ^@^@^@^@^@

Trying to get at the root of why a server went down for 20 minutes, I looked at the syslog for that time period and saw this: Jan 3 07:50:01 tools CRON[17085]: (munin) CMD (if [ -x ...
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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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Redirecting rabbitmq-server log messages to syslog

I have a CentOS machine running rabbitmq-server v2.2.0-1.el5, and rabbitmq is outputting it's log messages to various files under /var/log/rabbitmq. If there anyway to configure rabbitmq to tell it ...
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vSphere ESXi 5.0 hosts syslog to Graylog2 - Mangled log entries

I'm just setting up graylog2 (which is awesome) to be a syslog server for my virtualised environment. All my hosts and switches are happily logging away to graylog2, which is drawing some pretty ...
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Zensyslog Clear Events

I've hooked up Zenoss' Zensyslog so that messages from a distributed list of client machines are all conglomerated into events on the Zenoss server. This is all fantastic, and I can bump messages by ...
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Nagios plugins/commands output to syslog

Do you know if is there any easy way to send output of every check run by nagios to syslog?
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Linux [Hardware Error] message from kernel

Since yesterday I get the following message every few minutes: Message from syslogd@hostname at Nov 23 12:31:17 ... kernel:[8024326.816370] [Hardware Error]: MC4_STATUS: Corrected error, other ...
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How do I disable nginx sending messages to syslog?

My nginx sends lots of messages to syslog, but I don't need them. In my nginx.conf: error_log /var/log/nginx-error.log notice; ...... server { access_log off; ...
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How to set up mysql storage for certain rsyslog input matches?

I'm draining various logs from Heroku to an rsyslog linux (ubuntu) server and am starting to have a little more to bite off than I can chew in terms of working with my log histories. I am needing to ...
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snort not logging full output to syslog

I am able to send snort alerts to my remote syslog server but I am not able to see full alert message; I only see basic information like title, source and destination IP. I am specifically interested ...
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Redirecting Syslog events from RHEL 6 to RHEL 5: is it possible to provide with the same event format?

For some reasons, we redirect syslog events from RHEL 6 (with rsyslog) to RHEL 5 (with syslogd). On RHEL 6 in rsyslog.conf: *.* @10.30.46.211 On RHEL 5 in /etc/sysconfig/syslog: ...
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Adding a new facility to syslog

The docs give a fixed list of facilties for syslog, but it's clearly possible to have more (http isn't on the list). Do I just describe it in the conf file and start using it or is is more involved? ...
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Sending multiple loglines (mysql-slow.log, php5-fpm.log.slow) to syslog

I'm trying to aggregate several sources of error messages into one place, to easier put things into context. I'm currently looking at rsyslog, but I can change this - if it's preventing me from doing ...
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Managing and configuring syslog-ng for very large logs

I have the logs traditionally kept in /var/log/ piped through syslog-ng. The logs can reach to the terabyte size on a daily basis. In order to make them more manageable. I would like break them out ...
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Forward Windows logs to Linux server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to send windows notification eventlogs to linux syslog server and encode to utf8 Is it possible to forward logs from a Windows server to a Linux syslog server ? ...
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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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Syslog forwarding loses original hostname

I have DMZ hosts forwarding to a DMZ syslog which in turn forwards all the syslog messages to an internal syslog server. It's working fine for the most part but the internal syslog host messages ...
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Redirecting syslog output for certain processes to a particular file

I must admit to being a complete syslog newbie. I haven't touched it until now, but I use its output on a daily basis, like most of us :) I currently have a problem with the gmetad daemon spamming my ...
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Does STDERR go to syslog in an LSB init script?

I am running a Debian system and have an init script in /etc/init.d/ that starts a daemon using start-stop-daemon: start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile /tmp/myproject.pid --exec ...
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Chained Syslog forwarding

Is there a way to chain syslog forwarding? For example, how can a clienthost forward its syslogs to ServerA and ServerA forward everything to CentralSyslogServer? I'm using rsyslog. The reason is ...
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Any logs of if/when “at” jobs were executed?

I've setup a couple of "at" jobs to execute at specific times on CentOS 5. This morning I don't see these commands in the queue ("atq"), as expected, but I also don't see were can I check whether the ...
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shrinking a syslog sql database

I am trying to shrink a SQL database used for our syslog monitoring. the DB is about 43GB right now, and i'm sure hasn't been cleaned up in years. I recently inherited this DB when someone quit, and ...
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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 ...