Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-09-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Tyler TX
Distribution: slackware, mandrake
Posts: 59

Rep: Reputation: 17
dnsmasq. syslog and console messages

I continuously get console messages about ppp0 being assigned a new ip number. Presumably this is from my ISP and their dhcp server, since I am on a dialup connection with a non-static ip number. I think these messages would be better in /var/log/messages or somewhere else besides the console. I have looked for a solution, but I just haven't been able to decipher the /etc/syslog.conf syntax. Does anyone know how to tell syslog to post dhcp mesages to /var/log/messages?

Old 11-10-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 2,721

Rep: Reputation: 52
my dhcpcd info goes to /var/log/debug with the standard syslog.conf
if they come on your screen, i don't think they are recognised as messages to be logged.

can you post some of these messages ?

Old 11-13-2005, 07:46 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Tyler TX
Distribution: slackware, mandrake
Posts: 59

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 17
The messages appear as:

Quote: -> pp0
The statement does not end with a carriage return, so they are stepwise down the monitor. I haven't actually sat there and watched these messages appear, they are just there when I start to log in. The messages do not appear on my user console when I have a terminal open in X, it seems to be only when I see the base console before logging in.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Syslog messages... stevemad Slackware 4 10-15-2005 04:45 PM
syslog messages on SLES9 console MrHPUX Linux - Software 0 10-13-2005 02:44 PM
Can't get syslog to record messages from my router ec3042 Linux - Networking 3 02-24-2004 01:10 PM
syslog and firestarter - log messages to another file than messages mule Linux - Newbie 0 08-07-2003 04:35 AM
SYSLOG not writing messages from my firewall. adamrau Linux - Security 15 01-10-2002 06:03 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration