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rsyslog not writing log file after restart

First off, thanks for spending the time to have a look at this issue, its much appreciated. I've had the attached rsyslog.conf configuration running for sometime now until today when I had to restart ...
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How can I suppress Postfix anvil statistics from system logs?

After every email sent through my mail server, postfix/anvil appends something like the following: Nov 9 15:09:11 keutenberg postfix/anvil[30006]: statistics: max connection rate 1/60s for ...
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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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Add a field to the Linux Login

Thanks all in advance. The question is simple. I want to ask the user the reason for login in Linux Production Servers. Login prompt will ask as common for user, password and the "Reason for Login" ...
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Ubuntu iptables logs not going to any log file

I am trying to put logs in iptables but I can not find any log in any file. Although when I run dmesg command, I can see the iptables entries. But the same entry doesn't go to any log file. Here is ...
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haproxy logging to syslog

I installed haproxy 1.5 via apt-get on ubuntu 14.04 via ppa:vbernat/haproxy-1.5 as per http://haproxy.debian.net/ The problem is it logging to /var/log/syslog instead of /var/log/haproxy.log The ...
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Source of syslog bind query denied message [closed]

What is the cause, and how can I stop this request on example.com from my ip (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) being continually repeated in /var/log/syslog? Apr 14 20:37:10 example.com named[1663]: client ...
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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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Logparser for Linux (syslog) logs? [closed]

I'm looking for something like logparser on Windows. Requirements: simple tool, not engine like octopusy or sth, able to select on text in message part, start search in log from checkpoint on ...
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Understanding syslog conf - targeting specific types / tags of logs

I'm combining log files from several docker containers on my host and sending them a remote logging service. I'm just redirecting the output to logger and tagging it: docker-compose logs 2>&1 ...
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Configuring JBoss AS 7.2 to log to syslog

In my standalone.xml, I have the syslog-handler configured like so: <syslog-handler name="SYSLOG" enabled="true"> <level name="INFO"/> <hostname value="i-XXXXXXX"/> ...
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Sftp Log for every Jailed User

I've a sshd_config file like the following: Match user foo ChrootDirectory /mnt/foo-jail/ ForceCommand internal-sftp AllowTCPForwarding no AuthorizedKeysFile ...
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Sending syslog from jail to host fails

I'm trying to send logs from a jail to the host system on FreeBSD 10. I think everything is setup correctly but I can't get it working. Sending logs directly from Nginx 1.7 works but not sending ...
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system log file not getting updated [migrated]

I am trying to add my system call to the Ubuntu. It is a simple hello world function that I am trying to write to the log file using printk(). The code is as follows: #include <linux/kernel.h> ...
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Nginx: Tags in Syslog output on wrong position

I'm trying to output the logs of several Nginx servers in FreeBSD jails to the jails' host. I'm using FreeBSD 10 syslog and Nginx 1.7.10. In Nginx (in this case the hostname is web) I have set: ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS - RSysLog 8.8.0 - omusrmsg not working

I have been trying for two days to get RSysLog to alert all [or specified] users of certain Facilities/Priorities hitting RSysLog. rsyslog.d/50-default.conf: ... *.emerg ...
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Getting journald to send email on certain events

I found these solutions for syslogd that send emails on certain events like local0.crit or local1.err How can I make syslogd email certain log messages to me? ...
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How does one manually rotate log without logrotate on open/live file?

My Google-Fu is getting me so close but just not quite there, and I guess I'm too green in Linux to put the pieces together. I have a very large >200GB log file, still being written to. Logrotate ...
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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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Centralizing PHP error logging with syslog

I have a PHP application that is running on 20 web servers. It's silly to check every servers' PHP error log. I'm planning to centralize the error logging on one (not a web server, a server just used ...
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syslog or splunk forwarding over the internet

I have a web application that is split over a couple of sites in the US and the UK. When we have issues I would like to be able to view the collated error logs from the 2 sites. So I was thinking ...
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“NTP socket is in use” messages from ntpdate in syslog

In cron.log I can see that ntpdate is being triggered from a cron job which is running daily at 23:15 Mar 10 23:15:01 seitan /USR/SBIN/CRON[22407]: (root) CMD (/etc/network/if-up.d/ntpdate) But ...
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Add a local application to syslog excluded from /var/log/messages

I have an application which logs to syslog facility local1. I would like to configure syslog to send all local1 messages to a log file separate from /var/log/messages -- that turned out to be easy. ...
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Segfault in libcurl.so.4.2.0 in syslog?

My syslog is being filled with entries declaring a segfault in libcurl.so.4.2.0: Mar 6 09:48:58 myserver kernel: crond[19450]: segfault at 7f46cfefbc3d ip 00007f46cff17f7d sp 00007fff79c939d8 ...
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How do I get auditd to push messages to a remote syslog server on Centos 6.6?

I'm a Windows guy trying to help a friend out. We need to get file auditing data off the Centos 6.6 server to a central syslog server. I found the auditd service and the audisp plugin. I edited the ...
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How to configure Monit to alert me when anything appears in syslog

I want Monit to alert me if ANYTHING shows up in syslog - as anything in there would be abnormal. I've tried the following and I'm not receiving any alert emails when I manually add something to ...
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Separating java stdout and stderr with systemd and without filling journal

I am running java apps via systemd: [Unit] Description=test service [Service] Type=simple EnvironmentFile=/etc/sysconfig/testserver WorkingDirectory=/opt/testserver ExecStart=/usr/bin/java -jar ...
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Server crash with ascii NUL characters in syslog ( ^@^@^@… )

I have some dedicated server hosted by a OVH (French service provider). OS : Ubuntu 12.04 x64 A few months ago, one of my server crashed. The only weird thing was some "ASCII NUL" caracters in the ...
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ESX performance stats in Logstash

Dose anyone know if it is possible to collect ESX Performance Stats in LogStash/ELK stack? looking to see if I can collect ESXTOP data for use in the ELK stack.
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rsyslogd and FQDN - cannot get FQDN from clients

I setup a syslogserver with rsyslogd and 3 clients. Logs from 3 test clients are sent to the server, so far so good. My Problem is: I can't get the FQDN hostnames to work. According to rsyslog.com ...
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Launchd script's output not being logged to system.log

Sample script: #!/bin/bash echo "Hello?" ... (other things) When run via launchd, it definitely runs (the other things are being done) but nothing shows up in /var/log/system.log. I'm running OS ...
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How to replace control characters in rsyslog

we have several (usually java) application and they log to centralized rsyslog server (version 7.6). We had problems with java exceptions as rsyslog was handling each line of stack trace as separate ...
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Why is Syslog Not Writing Logs To The Designated Files?

I've been trying to route Apache's logs through Syslog (for some reason log rotation had stopped, and using Syslog and logrotate seemed a reasonable solution). I have sent Apache's error logs to ...
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How do I filter on tags in syslog-ng when they don't seem to be available by the time it processes it?

I am having a hard time debugging an issue and I think it may be two-fold - problems in two separate programs. The main issue is that I'm logging nginx to syslog on Ubuntu 14.04 like so: access_log ...
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Send apache ssl access log to syslog

I'm having an issue piping apache ssl access logs to my syslog server. I've added the following line to my apache config: CustomLog "|/usr/bin/nc -u <syslogserver> 514" "<134>%{%b %d ...
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nginx logs to syslog - connection refused

I'm trying to setup nginx 1.7.3 to send logs to syslog, but when I this configuration: server { access_log syslog:server=localhost; } this shows up in nginx's error log: 2015/01/15 21:42:47 ...
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Syslog randomly logs bad time [duplicate]

Try as I might, I can't figure out why this server randomly timestamps syslog entries with bad time. Here's a 5-minute stretch of syslog from a few minutes ago. You'll notice there are two places ...
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File monitoring using syslog [closed]

Can rsyslog, syslog-ng programs monitor change of file? I want to monitor files and receive the changes made to the file by syslog on server. Thank you.
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UDP Traffic from outside to docker container is dropped after container restart

following situation: i have a hardware box with Ubuntu 14.04LTS as host for docker 1.4 I'm running an ELK stack in several containers. Curenntly the logstash container is exposing only port 514 to ...
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syslog-ng prepending date to received logs, breaking patterns in patterndb

I'm setting up central logging for our servers using syslog-ng + patterndb, however the logs the logging server is receiving from the client are prepended with the date, host and other data. This of ...
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Not seeing kernel messages in syslog

I'm trying to track down a process that kills my mysql server on my CentOS box. I have the following setting in /etc/syslog.conf: *.*;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none /var/log/messages I ...
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(rsyslog) Forwarding a specific log only

I've been trying to configure rsyslog to forward /var/log/syslog to a remote server. I was able to do this using the below configuration. $InputFileName /var/log/secure $InputFileTag hostname-secure ...
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Determine timezone in Rsyslog file

I would like to determine what time zone a specific log is in. I found this line in the log: Aug 29 07:07:40 gw kernel: rtc_cmos rtc_cmos: setting system clock to 2013-08-29 11:07:08 UTC(1377774428) ...
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Weird syslog order

Have you ever seen wrong order in /var/log/syslog ? I think that it causes only crontab. Jun 28 22:20:01 alex CRON[2327]: (root) CMD (something > /dev/null) Jun 28 22:21:01 alex CRON[2700]: (root) ...
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Random SSH entries in Auth.log out of date order [duplicate]

Running an Ubuntu Trusty 14.04.1 LTS server at Rackspace but recently after running updates for bash, then with the reboots for the xen host vulnerability, I have the following weird issue. Some ...
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Suspicious web activitin in nginx logs

I'm seeing some strange entries in my NGINX logs: 2.71.139.98 - - [26/Dec/2014:12:36:24 +0000] ...
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Syslog-ng loghost - filter not-match

I've got a problem with receiving remote logs from syslog-ng OSE to syslog-ng OSE. I am configuring loghost and at now - i how no idea what i am doing wrong. It seems like filters are not working for ...
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Most common account names used in ssh brute force attacks

Does anyone maintain lists of the most frequently guessed account names that are used by attackers brute-forcing ssh? For your amusement, from my main server's logs over the last month (43 313 failed ...
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kibana: no indices error

None of the existing answers helped, so here a new question. Usecase: Redirecting syslog (or) monitoring static file. I have successfully installed logstash (1.4.2), elasticsearch(1.1.1) and ...