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Old 02-24-2009, 12:20 AM   #1
mmee
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About syslog.conf?


hi..

Im using RHEL ES 3,have query with /etc/syslog.conf..

1) why kern.* default disable(commented)?
2) suppose i want to enable kern.* what happened? system getting slow?

pls guide me..
 
Old 02-24-2009, 12:24 AM   #2
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It is a very self explanatory file.
If you enable the option all the kernel messages will be displayed on the screen. And very obviously you do not want that. Right? All the messages are logged in the log file that keeps your screes from clogging. And you will like your screen to be clean and would not like messages to appear when you are typing something or doing some important work.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 12:37 AM   #3
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thank you for ur reply..

should i redirected that file like..

kern.* /var/log/kern.log

and restart like

service syslog restart
 
Old 02-24-2009, 12:55 AM   #4
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No need. Let that be. Everything will be by default logged in log file /var/log/messages.
 
  


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