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Old 11-15-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
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Need help in syslog

Hi Im new to the linux......

I need to know about syslog

1. How to configure the syslog
2. How to map the log to the syslog
3. How to configure the sevierity for the messages
4.Restrictions / Limitations - like the length of the string that can be logged etc
5.Configuration, Usage, Severity levels supported

Please help me out thanks in advance . Its very urgent
Old 11-15-2007, 07:18 AM   #2
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If you do a:
man syslog you will get a lot of your answers there.
If you don't have the man pages loaded with your OS you can go to and type in syslog it will show you the man page.
Not sure what Linux version you loaded but RH / Fedora uses /etc/logrotate.conf to determine how often to rotate all system logs.

Another tool for use with logs is syslog-ng. It is open source and works well.

Old 11-15-2007, 08:20 AM   #3
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but this sounds like a homework project to me.

Take a look at This.


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