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Subject: RE: Help for syslog
From: Joseph Judge <joej @ joesmac . ultranet . com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 23:54:06 -0400
To: "firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM" <firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM>, "'kb @ pp-ulm . de'" <kb @ pp-ulm . de>

All -
	That "*.debug" line will send all messages to log targets (local0, daemon, 
lp, etc) from debug level on up (to crit) into that file.   Seems a bit much, but that
is your call. I tend to take from .info and on up.

Anyway, if you place another line in the /etc/syslog.conf file, for example, to 
suck router logs (local7.debug    /var/adm/ then all
messages to that log level will go both to the file and the 
messages.debug file. If that annoys you, then change the *.debug line
to specify that no local7 messages are included in that '*'. This would
leave your file as:

*.debug;local7.none		/var/adm/messages.debug
local7.debug			/var/adm/

All you need to do is pop on the router and convince it to log to that
syslog machine at local7 level. Please note that syslog lets you put
a '*' on the LEFT side only

If you plan ahead ... you may wish to make all of your messages go
to various targets ( for the /var/log/ ip-filter logs, to the /var/log/ log, etc). Then, a simple nightly 
script can take all the /var/log/*.today files, "rotate" them to a nicely
named file (/var/log/archive/mail.970907), gzip them and null out the
"today" log.

cheers -

	-- joe

From: 	kb @
 pp-ulm .
 de[SMTP:kb @
 pp-ulm .
Sent: 	Friday, September 05, 1997 12:31 PM
To: 	firewalls @
 GreatCircle .
Subject: 	Help for syslog

Maybe someone could help me with this.

I have a Firewall-1 3.0 on a I386 Solaris 2.5.1. The router I have to
the provider
is sending by syslogd to the firewall. I can see the syslog messages
arriving to
the firewall when I turn debuggung on I could even put them in a file
with all the
messages by inserting the line in syslog.conf:

*.debug		/var/adm/messages.debug.

Is it possible to have the messages from the router into a different
file and how ?

Thank's for your help


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