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Old 09-19-2003, 09:25 AM   #1
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Talking set up syslogd

1. I'm an administrator at a small company that is currently developing a network-based application. The programmers have come to me and asked to setup syslogd so that it will monitor the application. Note - I have set aside local6 as the facility.
a) What file will I modify to get syslogd to pay attention to the applications log requests?
b) The developers want the following to occur
debug messages go to:
notice, info, warning messages go to /local/project23/log/message.log
crit and alert messages go to /local/project23/log/crit.log and to the screen of bobl, nancy, and Kenya if they are logged in.
Please HELP me provide these entries below:
c) Once I configured syslogd, what do I do to have the daemon read its config file?
d) The developers want me to automate the backup and compression of the logs found in /local/project23/log/ to /local/project23/archive. So I have decided to write a shell script and use cron. Here are the requirements:
Every Saturday morning at 1:00am the script should be run
Archive all log files in /local/project23/log/
Compress the archive
Move the archive to /local/project23/archive
zero out the current log files
send successful or failure to yourself


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