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Old 10-13-2002, 10:34 AM   #1
Mux
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logging stopped!


I run Slack 8.1 and i've never had any trouble with this version. It worked perfectly.
Now suddenly, all the logging activity has stopped abruptly on Oct 3. This includes:

/var/log/messages
/var/log/secure
/var/log/proftpd.log
/var/log/syslog
/var/log/apache/access_log
/var/log/apache/error_log

Any clues as to why this might have happened??

Thanks
Mux
 
Old 10-13-2002, 11:32 AM   #2
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Is syslog running?
 
Old 10-13-2002, 12:19 PM   #3
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Is /var out of disk space ?
 
Old 10-13-2002, 01:42 PM   #4
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Mara:

syslogd is up and running, and i havn't done anything strange with in the past weeks

and Markus:

/var is on the / mounted partition, which has over 1 gb free.


Any (really, any) ideas??


Thanks
Mux
 
Old 10-13-2002, 03:24 PM   #5
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Try this command as root and see if it restarts the syslog daemon:

kill -SIGHUP `cat /var/run/syslogd.pid`

Always works for me when it stops logging for some reason.
 
Old 10-13-2002, 07:28 PM   #6
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I did a

kill -SIGHUP 72

yet the syslog deamon refused to die...it continued with the exact same pid and time it was called.

So I did a killall -9 syslogd, and started it manually.

I later did a tail -f messages and found the STUPID mistake.

Somehow my date is set to Oct 3 and my time also terribly wrong; maybe my battery is starting to die. I use that machine as a router so I never noticed it.

Thanks to everyone all the same.

Mux
 
  


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