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Old 02-15-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
JenniferOllie
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Question Common syslog errors in Linux


Hi;
My name is Jennifer. I am an Information Technology student and also work as in intern. I was given an assignment common syslog errors. I did some research on my own. I still need some help.
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Jennifer
 
Old 02-15-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Don't get me wrong but your question sounds like there have to be syslog errors in a system and then common syslog errors.I will make a long story short if I tell you that it all depends on how the syslog configuration file looks like on a certain system,what's the version of the kernel,is the kernel tweaked,on what kind of hardware the system runs,what kind of software is in use and overall system configuration.
But since I understand what you're supposed to do,I'll tell you that finding something common in syslog errors IMHO is not an easy assignment,maybe not even possible for you.If I were in your shoes I would ask a person who gave you that assignment why he/she thinks that there are "common syslog errors".

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Old 02-15-2009, 10:48 PM   #3
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you know I think debian has that file in /var/log/common any help because I just wiped my last debian for space to back up another hard drive. But I believe so
 
Old 03-22-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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Smile Hi

Sorry, I have not replied sooner. I have more detailed information. The hardware is Dell Poweredge Servers, SGI Altix cluster. The Kernels 2.6.9 and 2.6.18 and the configuration generic infrastructure services (apache, smpt, sql, radius, etc. The Cisco is 3750 and PIX.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 08:32 PM   #5
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Hi Jennifer!
Now I'm not sure if you have to do this on these systems or in general or something else and you didn't tell us what distribution/s you maybe have there.
But Mr.Google said to me that it's Red Hat.Well,you can have a look here and here.
This is just something to check.You have to be more specific about how we can help you.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 11:21 AM   #6
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This what I am supposed to do for the project:
#1: Research and Identify system syslog error messages that need to be reported on CISCO PIX, WIndows XP Professional, and Red Hat
1) Perform background research on syslog if not already familiar with it
2) Perform research on common syslog error messages that should be reported (ie. OOM Killer - out of memory killer)
3) Obtain account on LogLogic syslog device and test searches
4) Present recommendations to me
5) Develop report/alerts on LogLogic and send them to me
 
Old 03-25-2009, 02:48 AM   #7
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Sorry,but I never used LogLogic,CISCO PIX and I don't do Windows but there's something about it in the links below.
Maybe interesting thing for you to know (if you don't know already) is what I've found using Google:
Quote:
On January 28, 2008, Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for all Cisco PIX Security Appliances, software, accessories, and licenses. The last day for purchasing Cisco PIX Security Appliance platforms and bundles was July 28, 2008. The last day to purchase accessories and licenses was January 27, 2009. It is important to note that Cisco will continue to support Cisco PIX Security Appliance customers through July 27, 2013.
What I can do at the moment is point you to some web pages and suggest that you search forums here at LQ.
Links; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
If you need some help with configuring syslog on Red Hat system,I could help you.
I hope that someone else will be more helpful to you.

Good luck!

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Old 03-29-2009, 10:54 PM   #8
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Smile Thanks

Hi alan ri:
Thanks for all your help.
 
  


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