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Dissect and understand the following syslog.conf line: *.notice;kern.debug:lpr.info;mail.crit;news.err /var/log/messages
notice – Things that might merit investigation (Syslog severity level)
kern – The Kernel (Syslog facility name)
debug – For debugging only (Syslog severity level)
lpr - The line printer spooling system (Syslog facility name)
info – Information message (Syslog severity level)
mail – send mail and other mail related software (Syslog facility name)
crit – Critical conditions (Syslog severity level)
news - The Usenet news system (Syslog facility name)
err – Other error conditions (Syslog severity level)
/var/log/messages – writes (critical conditions, Usenet news, other error
conditions) important messages to /var/log/messages - Is that correct????
The use of notice, kern, debug, lpr, info and mail – If you notice a problem that merits investigation with the kernel or the printer send an email message. If my understanding is correct I would say the syslog.conf line is correct.
Can someone tell me if my understanding is correct about this syslog.conf line ( I am new to Linux, so any feedback would be great) - *.notice;kern.debug:lpr.info;mail.crit;news.err /var/log/messages