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Old 05-18-2006, 06:51 AM   #1
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Syslog client for KDE


Hi,

I'm running a SuSE 10.0 server.
I have a Draytek 2600 modem/router. I would like to set up Syslog logging on the Draytek so that it is sent to my Linux server.

I'm looking for a simple Syslog client that works on KDE and continiously displays new Syslog messages.

Does anyone know a good one that's also easy to install?

Thanks,
Chris
 
Old 05-18-2006, 07:15 AM   #2
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what's a syslog client? surely the router is the client...? if you want to just track the end of a text file, i would just use a "tail -f logfile" and watch it that way.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 07:36 AM   #3
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what's a syslog client? surely the router is the client...? if you want to just track the end of a text file, i would just use a "tail -f logfile" and watch it that way.
No the other way arround.
My Draytek router is also capable of exporting Syslog info. (so it displays IP traffic and such)
You just have to define to which IP the Syslog info is sent.

Now you need a program to receive this info and display it on screen as it comes in.

For example:
http://www.kiwisyslog.com/syslog-info.php
(but this is, as you can see, a Windows client)

Now I need one for KDE.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 08:30 AM   #4
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well ignore the fact that you're using KDE. try a nice syslog server like syslog-ng or even the default syslog you are already running.

note that things like kiwi exist because ssylog is a unix thing, not a windows thing. virtually all unix implementations come with a syslog server running as standard. you normally just need to open up the access to it.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 04:50 AM   #5
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well ignore the fact that you're using KDE. try a nice syslog server like syslog-ng or even the default syslog you are already running.

note that things like kiwi exist because ssylog is a unix thing, not a windows thing. virtually all unix implementations come with a syslog server running as standard. you normally just need to open up the access to it.
But that's the syslog from my Linux computer. I would like it to display the syslog from the Draytek.

But I've seem to have found it myself.
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...Log-2240.shtml

This should do the job.

Thanks anyway
 
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i promise i'm telling you the right information, you're just not following it you're not understanding how the syslog architecture works.

the remote device should be configured to send its syslogs to a central device. you would configure your local syslog server to accept the remote connections. you then configure syslog to put those records whereever you see fit. that program you have is absolutely NOT a syslog client. again, the remote device is the client in syslog world. that's simply a log file viewer, which whilst reading the files from syslog and interpreting the standard syslog formats is actually just a text file parser, nothign to do with syslog.
 
Old 05-20-2006, 10:58 AM   #7
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i promise i'm telling you the right information, you're just not following it you're not understanding how the syslog architecture works.

the remote device should be configured to send its syslogs to a central device. you would configure your local syslog server to accept the remote connections. you then configure syslog to put those records whereever you see fit. that program you have is absolutely NOT a syslog client. again, the remote device is the client in syslog world. that's simply a log file viewer, which whilst reading the files from syslog and interpreting the standard syslog formats is actually just a text file parser, nothign to do with syslog.
Ok, I understand now.

Could you please explain then how I should configure Syslog-ng?
I took a look at it, but I can't exactly make heads or tails of it....
 
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i'm pretty new to the advanced configuration of it myself actually. it's pretty simple to open it up to the network. i found a good doc on the gentoo website (which has always used syslog-ng in favour or the more traditional and restrictive syslogd.) http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Cisco_device_logging it references cisco, but is actaully not cicsco specific at all. also check php-syslog-ng if you want a web interface for configuring it.
 
  


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