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Old 11-22-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
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Remote logging?


I know this is may be a stupid question, but I want to know if it is possible to have my servers log to a different computer on the network. If this is possible, what way would I go about doing it?
 
Old 11-23-2003, 02:30 PM   #2
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man syslogd
man syslogd.conf
 
Old 11-23-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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Yes - syslogd is a "daemon" and runs as a service. You can allow another machine to connect to it remotely for logging. This is VERY common. Most people running even small *nix networks specify one machine as their syslog machine (probably along with other functions, like IDS, etc).

Just FYI BlindSight -

[root@localhost jon]# man syslogd.conf
No manual entry for syslogd.conf
[root@localhost jon]# man -k syslogd.conf
syslogd.conf: nothing appropriate
 
Old 11-23-2003, 02:52 PM   #4
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1) Do you have a syslogd.conf manfile installed? ("locate syslogd.conf.5")

2) try "man 5 syslogd.conf" .

3) "man (5) /etc/syslogd.conf" may be the case for some systems as well.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 02:56 PM   #5
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[root@localhost jon]# less /etc/sys [tabtabtabtabtab ]
sysconfig sysctl.conf syslog.conf
 
Old 11-23-2003, 03:02 PM   #6
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refer to #1 in that case. to expand on #1, your syslogd package may use syslog.conf as it's configuration file instead of syslogd.conf.

At any rate, the purpose of my original post was so that Inexactitude could see the syntax of forwarding syslog messages to remote syslogd servers via the readily available man pages.

You know the old saying... Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach him to use man and feed him for life =)
 
  


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