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juris 11-23-2004 08:21 AM

How to log conversation between server in /var/log/messages?
 
Hi,

I read in PPP-HOWTO 8.2. My modem connects but ppp never starts up:

"The only thing to do here is to make sure you are logging the chat conversation between you Linux PC and the server into your syslog (/var/log/messages)"

How to do this thing anyway. I looked at this file /var/log/messages and I got there some old crap from past year... how to initialise it?

pleaz help.

LasseW 11-23-2004 09:54 AM

It seems you syslog daemon isn't writing to that file. First check which syslog you're running from the process list (ps -ef | grep syslog). If it's syslogd, next check /etc/syslog.conf to see the files syslog is writing to.


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