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Old 02-16-2010, 04:00 AM   #1
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How to specify facility when logging to remote server


Hi,

We have couple of Solaris servers and a linux management station. I would like to configure the Solaris servers to send all logs to linux station with a set facility (local1). The configuration looks like this:
Solaris
Code:
*.*             @192.168.2.2
Linux NMS
Code:
local1.*                        /var/log/solaris.log
My question is how to set the Solaris syslog to send its logs to remote host to local1 facility. I tried lots of options like
Code:
*.*             @192.168.2.2.local1
or
Code:
*.*             @192.168.2.2:local1
but without any success.
Thanks for helping.
 
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Messages get logged with a certain facility / priority pair, it's not like you'd change facility / priority on sending AFAIK. local[0-7] is commonly used for custom logging from applications where they can't or shan't use the "common" facility / priority pairs. If you need extensive filtering capabilities see Syslog-NG.
 
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Thanks for the reply. The goal is to send all log entries from Solaris servers to one common file (/var/log/solaris.log) to a remote syslog server. I am looking for something similar to setting logging facility on Cisco devices. For example
Code:
logging facility 17
makes the device to log to local1. Is it possible to set anything similar on linux or solaris servers?
 
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Moving to Solaris
 
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Thanks for the reply. The goal is to send all log entries from Solaris servers to one common file (/var/log/solaris.log) to a remote syslog server. I am looking for something similar to setting logging facility on Cisco devices. For example
Code:
logging facility 17
makes the device to log to local1. Is it possible to set anything similar on linux or solaris servers?
A messages facility / priority gets set by the source (syslog, 'logger -p local1.info') and not by the destination. I think you really, really should check out Syslog-NG and its filtering capabilities.
 
  


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