[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD syslog.conf quickie
KReiter at insidefsi.net
Mon Apr 23 13:52:00 EDT 2007
kreiter at insidefsi.net wrote:
: A quick question on the syntax for defining a remote system logging
: to a remote syslog server.
: I have a number of routers I want to send their syslogs to a FreeBSD
: system. I've checked all the firewall rules and know that not to be
: a problem. My question is, in the syslog.conf file itself, how to I
: define a host to log to a specific logfile? I've RTFM, checked
: Google, and checked everything else I thought might have been mucking
: up the waters, but can't seem to get this straight.
: I'm looking to get all syslogs for hostname "ssr" to go to
: In my /etc/syslog.conf, I have the following entry:
: +ssr.* /var/log/router.log
:: From man 5 syslog.conf:
: A hostname specification of the form `#+hostname' or `+hostname' means
: the following blocks will be applied to messages received from the
: fied hostname. Alternatively, the hostname specification
: `#-hostname' or `-hostname' causes the following blocks to be applied
: to messages from
: any host but the one specified. If the hostname is given as `@', the
: local hostname will be used. As for program specifications, multiple
: comma-separated values may be specified for hostname specifications.
: I've tried using +ssr, +ssr.*, and a few other variations with no
: Am I just reading the examples wrong? (In my defense, I've had a
: headache for the past 3 days, which hasn't helped..)
FYI, I fixed it by installing syslog-ng. I was actually surprised that only 1 person replied to this (thanks, Rodrique.)
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