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[Discuss] Help with destination of syslog messages?

Richard Pieri wrote:
> Perhaps your syslog daemon isn't configured for remote access?

That'd be my guess. Debian-universe distributions have remote reception
turned off by default. Other distributions probably do likewise.

netstat should be able to confirm if it is listening on the syslog port.

> If it doesn't show up in /var/log/messages or /var/log/syslog then it
> isn't being written anywhere.

I sometimes create a temporary rule that wildcards all facilities and
priorities and writes them to a file so you can first confirm that
syslog is passing through the messages you expect. Then you can write
specific rules to put the messages where you want.


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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