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What is the best open source software to set up log server in Linux ? It is better to have the function to let admin to customize the module, eg I want to add a new item for a specific log (eg, crontab log or some other application logs), or I can sort the log form the web portal according to the services, hosts, ports.

PS: sorry for any confusion and thanks for the prompt reply. What I want is :

1) the software has web portal as a dashboard to check all the logs collected. 2)the software can be customised manually to meet the requirement, eg we can add a item for a specified service like our own application or something else.

Very appreciated!

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Andrea Corbellini, guntbert, Eliah Kagan, Alaa Ali, Seth Sep 5 '13 at 22:31

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I do not understand "best" in this regard (besides it being subjective ;) ): a log server logs messages. And since all messages will be the same I would assume any log server would be the same: a method to show large dump files where you can search in. –  Rinzwind Sep 5 '13 at 14:39
And syslogd is the Linux system logging utility. It is built into Linux by default and is capable of logging almost anything ;) syslog can be even receive and send logging from and to a remote client. –  Rinzwind Sep 5 '13 at 14:41
This is opinion based, since each person will think that the best is the one that suite their tastes. –  Braiam Sep 5 '13 at 15:05
"the web portal"? What are you expecting from the log server to do? rsyslog can do almost anything here, but does not provide a nice interface to actually audit the logs. Please be more specific on what you're looking for. –  gertvdijk Sep 5 '13 at 15:30

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Have you look at rsyslog (syslog) yet?. With syslog, you can also centralize logging.

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hi Arnold, does rsyslog have web interface? –  user1629310 Sep 6 '13 at 7:29

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