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syslog not logging local
Miscellaneous Posted by Vera on Monday May 21, @03:37PM
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Hello,

I'm having some trouble with my FBSD-6.2 syslog daemon- syslogd is doesn't seem to want to log anything uing local, as in local3.
I have a router which I have configured to use syslog local3 and send it's logs to my freebsd workstation. As near as I can tell it's all working fine except for syslogd on my FreeBSD workstation.

I have this in my /etc/rc.conf file:
syslogd_flags="-a 192.168.1.1" # router1

I have this in my /etc/syslog.conf file:
local3.* [tab over] /var/log/local3.log

I have created the /var/log/local3.log file.
I used 'chmod 600 /var/log/local3.log' to set permissions.


TCP dump on my FreeBSD workstio shows:

# tcpdump|grep local3

listening on xl0...

14:25:58.557133 IP router1.mydomain.com.syslog > bsd62.mydomain.com.syslog: SYSLOG local3.info, length: 180


Here's the kicker. If enable *.* /var/log/all.log in my /etc/syslog.conf file, then all of my router's logs are logged there. I find this strange since, as you can see from my tcpdump, the router is using syslog local3!

Any idaes?

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    Re: syslog not logging local
    by Ray Chakrit on Saturday September 03, @03:26AM
    I have the same problem, so I switched to rsyslog, it works reliably.
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