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Old 08-21-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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How to enable logging of third party softwares or tools using syslogs/rsyslogs.


Hi,

I am searching that how i can configure syslogs/rsyslog to receive third party tools or softwares logs. For example i have a program that generates logs like when it is started and logs about its services, alerts if there are any alarms etc. I want to forward these logs using syslogs/rsyslog. Is their any possibility how can i achieve that. I will be very grateful for any help.


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Old 08-22-2010, 05:03 AM   #2
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Asserting (not much information given) your application logs to a file (and can't be taught or modified to log to syslog directly) and that using a syslog pipe (examples: http://wiki.rsyslog.com/index.php/Wo..._configuration) is not what you're after, as far as I'm aware rsyslog does not support reading from arbitrary source files but syslog-ng does.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 01:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. In apache ErrorLog Directive provides this feature, but in my case i do not have any directive. I have also observed in Mandriva that they have also added the support of drakxtool using local1. I just want to add the similar support to my software logs so that i can transport my logs using syslog. If this is not possible then do you have any idea that how i can forward my software logs to another system.

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as far as I'm aware rsyslog does not support reading from arbitrary source files
It seems Rsyslog does, see: http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/imfile.html
 
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:18 AM   #5
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Thank you very much. I think this will resolve my problem
 
  


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