Syslog is a protocol designed to relay system event messages. Questions related to syslog involve event notification and logging capabilities.

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limitation of capacity of syslog file

I would like to decrease the storage usage of syslog because the free space of the root partition is small. Storage usage of syslog are shown below. -rw-r----- 1 syslog adm 42G Aug ...
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failed to open fifo for logging: No such file or directory

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-43-generic x86_64) Installed nginx, php5-fpm, work web site. In syslog more error fifo, what is it? Aug 28 12:17:01 ubuntu-server CRON[30921]: (root) CMD ( ...
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syslog still receiving entries after filter to seperate file

First time posting. Trying to get remote devices to into separate log files and not in the main syslog file. Have created a filter for remote devices to go to a separate file per host, but still ...
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syslog and kern.log multiple GB in size filled with pcieport error messages

After getting a disk usage warning, I noticed my syslog and kern.log were multiple GBs in size (20GB each). I then used this askubuntu post to clear the log files but today I find that they have again ...
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“CRITICAL: We failed, but the fail whale is dead. Sorry…”

When I started up my machine today I got some quite bizarre messages in my syslog: ... Aug 17 18:58:15 Floral-Towel systemd[1349]: Startup finished in 266ms. Aug 17 18:58:15 Floral-Towel ...
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No logs get logged into syslog file after i removed all lines from it

I deleted all lines from my /var/log/syslog as this file had grown to a large file. But after this activity now no logs get logged into it. I think i deleted some lines responsible for logs settings, ...
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Low Disk Space on “Filesystem root”

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME, and every time I restart the computer it tells me the volume "Filesystem root" has only x MB disk space remaining. I checked with sudo df -h and sudo find / -size ...
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Noise messages in the syslog from thermald

I am running Ubuntu 15.04. I am noticing a lot of noise messages in the syslog from thermald. thermald[9139]: Set : 94000, 25000, 0, 0, 0 thermald[9139]: Set : 94000, 26000, 0, 0, 0 thermald[9139]: ...
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Syslog seems disabled

In my Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS Server machine I've found that the syslog is not working. When I do a service syslog start (for example) It tells me that the service is unrecognized. When I do a service ...
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authdaemond: pam_ecryptfs: pam_sm_authenticate: /home/user is already mounted

I just setup my new server with harddisk-encryption and now I noticed that /var/log/syslog is full of the following lines: Aug 12 19:37:35 server authdaemond: pam_ecryptfs: pam_sm_authenticate: ...
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syslog doesn't exist!

I use 14.04 and I don't have syslog. I'm a fresh user of Linux, being Windows user for years. When I try tail syslog and that's what out: henrique@henrique:/var/log$ tail -f /var/log/syslog tail: ...
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How to stop Tracker indexing file contents?

I recently got an alert from my HIDS (Host Intrusion Detection System) about this. I then checked syslog for the entries around that time, here is an extract. After reading the some more on this, I ...
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syslog-ng activation fail

I installed syslog-ng on Ubuntu. I did this: ~$sudo service syslog-ng start then I got in file /var/log/syslog the line: syslog-ng[1150]: EOF control channel, closing connection; I tried some ...
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Is it safe to stop thermald on my desktop PC?

I have thermald running on my desktop PC, which is an older Xeon with 4 cores. thermald pollutes the /var/log/syslog file on my 15.04. (See this related question, How to quiet Ubuntu 15.04 noisy ...
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Debugging 14.04 freeze with syslog

Since upgrading to 14.04 a few weeks back, I have been experiencing a problem wherein Ubuntu will freeze (i.e. the entire UI stops working, can't drop down runlevels, etc.), and the only solution is ...
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How to quiet Ubuntu 15.04 noisy syslog

On Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) /var/log/syslog is extremely noisy. There are messages every few seconds, from systemd, thermald, gnome-session. Most messages appear to be non-essential, simply status ...
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How do I remove syslog after centralizing to a remote server?

How do I remove syslog from a client after I have centralized it to a sever? Here are my syslog configurations of the client server $ModLoad imtcp $InputTCPServerRun 514 @@:192.168.0.101 I want to ...
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“Wrong ufstype may corrupt your filesystem” - Should I be worried?

I was just now looking through /var/log/syslog and I found these line which worried me: ufs: You didn't specify the type of your ufs filesystem May 5 09:06:09 Bath-Towel kernel: [ 425.626221] May ...
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How to view '/var/log/syslog' contents without crash

For various reasons it is necessary for me to check the log of my computer in /var/log/syslog, but this has become a bit of a problem because I am not actually able to view the logs in that file ...
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No logs are written to /var/log

I have a problem, that no logs are written to /var/log. -rw-r----- 1 syslog adm 6.4M May 21 2014 syslog -rw-r----- 1 syslog adm 5.7M May 21 2014 daemon.log -rw-r----- 1 syslog adm 494K May 21 ...
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configure rsyslogd to capture events from router device

I have DLink DIR 615 router, which is able to send syslog messages. I have enabled this type of sending on the router and set my Ubuntu server's IP as destination. On the server I made appropriate ...
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Stream has outstanding operation - error when opening Sytem Logs

Every time that I turn on the computer, I always start the System Log, where I can have easy access to auth.log, syslog, bash_history, etc. But, yesterday, every time that I open it, There is an ...
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OSSEC HIDS reports “Interface entered in promiscuous(sniffing) mode”

I have installed the latest version of OSSEC HIDS (2.8.1), and I keep now getting these email notifications from it: OSSEC HIDS Notification. 2015 Apr 08 11:26:17 Received From: ...
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Identifying syslog files, also does auth.log mirror what is in /vars/syslog?

I am writing a auth log parser as a means to contribute to a tool and to learn linux logging better. I have been reading up on syslog and log facilities and was wondering if what is in auth.log will ...
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Why doesn't chkrootkit test syslogd?

When I scan my machine with chkrootkit I notice that it always says for one of them: Checking `syslogd'... not tested Why is this not tested for? Should this ...
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Dell 7537 syslog over 40 GB

I am a new user and not a techie, but i love ubuntu. I am at 14.10 currently and have almost 60GB allocated to /var but lately the /var folder has been eating up almost over 40GB of space, the last ...
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vsftpd no logs to syslog

I have an vsftpd syslog server. And Its currently logging to /var/log/vsftpd.log, but I want it to send the logs to our syslog server. But I somehow I cant find any answer to my problem. I tried it ...
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Prevent Rsyslog from removing automatically syslog.gz files.

Why ubuntu remove older syslog older than syslog.7.gz by default? How can I prevent that to happen? Thanks
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vsftpd cant log in with syslog_enable=YES

Hi guys I want to send my ftp logs to a syslog server, so I tried to enable syslog. But when I set syslog_enable to YES I cant use my FTP Server at all. I am getting this error message: 500 OOPS: ...
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kern.log inflates to over 20gb in a few minutes. What is causing FIFO overrun?

To preface this post, I am a new ubuntu user, not especially savvy, and totally new to this forum. On to my problem. There are a lot of "my kern.log/syslog files are way too big!" posts on here. I've ...
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How to capture logs from Remote using syslog-ng?

I have installed and configured syslog-ng server using: How can I receive syslog logs from a networked system? But I am not able to capture anything. My /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf file: @version: ...
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Wrong timestamp in syslog

I was taking a look on my syslog, and I found this: Nov 30 22:30:01 nori-hidamari NetworkManager[963]: <info> (wlan0): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 2580 Nov 30 22:30:01 ...
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Using logstash in Desktop ubuntu

On my desktop, not server ubuntu, I'd like to be able to visualize my syslog more easily. I've installed the GPG key and installed what I thought was the ES stack from the repos, but still seem to be ...
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Logging connection attempts with hostapd

I have successfully setup a hotspot with mac address filtering using hostapd/ap-hotspot, but I would like to check which devices are hitting it and update my whitelist if necessary. Are the connection ...
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Ubuntu crash - how to read log files

A few days ago the laptop decided to close without no relevant reason. From this day on, it randomly crashes without explanation. This is what I (correctly?) filtered from the log files on the last ...
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Regulatory domain changed to country CA (I'm BR)

I'm learning some things about the logs to know if everything in the computer is running normally. But, in these days, my syslog have been filled with messages like: Oct 31 16:56:41 nori-hidamari ...
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Write to syslog from the command line

How can I write an entry into /var/log/syslog from the command line?
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Create alarm on log system

I want to set an "alarm" on my Ubuntu machine that reports weird stuff happening in my logs. Let's say I want it to save information when a certain event occurs, for example somebody attempted to log ...
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Syslog archivation settings

I'm interesting in setting up custom syslog archivation. Currently it creates archives in /var/log with a number from recent arhive to oldest. Is there any way to reconfigure it so archive name ...
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Worrying messages in syslog

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. Today, I found some scary looking messages in syslog. I wanted to know if they are a cause for worry. ACPI: Deprecated procfs I/F for battery is loaded, please ...
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14.04 Kernel Panic

on two of my VMs I get every day kernel panics, but I don´t have logfiles for them. So I tried this to reconfigure rsyslog and setup linux-crashdump but: My syslog logfiles has no entries for the ...
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“libsyslog-ng-3.4.8.so: cannot open shared object file” while starting syslog

I tried to install syslog-ng from source on a new Ubuntu 14.04 install. In anticipation of questioning why I did this, its because there are some changes I want to make to logging systems for ...
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how fix the issue that so that ubi-usersetup crash doesn't happen when I try to install ubuntu

Whenever I try to install ubuntu 14.04 lts I get a message saying: ubi-usersetupcrash ubi-usersetup failed with exit code 10. Further information may be found in var/log/syslog What do I ...
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Where are the log files for psql connection attempts?

I want to troubleshoot a failed attempt to connect to a remote Pg server using psql. I'd expected to find some log files for psql, but I didn't. Is there any other place where such information would ...
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syslog error message eating up my HD with wireless message

I received a message that I ran out of space on my hard drive, so I deleted a few things, large games I never played, etc, a few hours later, I got the same message, so I deleted a few more large ...
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syslog time is not matching cron string setup

I am running many cronjobs in my server. When I was checking the syslog file to see the cron timing, it's completely not matching. Can someone help me to understand. syslog May 23 00:00:01 xxxxxx ...
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Error starting up dns forward zone file

I am working setting up my DNS, but i am getting errors in: tail -f /var/sys/log. I have setted up a static ip-adress in networks: 192.168.10.1 May 11 18:13:54 s180368 named[3582]: command channel ...
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WiFi issue: /var/log/syslog and kern.log are too huge after I installed Ubuntu 14.04

Freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 last week and my WiFi was not working. I tried to get WiFi up in vain then I started using LAN as a workaround for my work. And today I noticed syslog* was more than ...
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14.04 upgrade: sysklogd disappeared without replacement!

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 with do-release-upgrade and I lost my syslog daemon in the proceedings. klogd and sysklogd were removed without any replacement functionality being installed. (I ...
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Hard drive moving folders mysteriously

I had a pretty scary moment today, when a folder I was editing a LaTeX report in simply disappeared! Here's the system log: pedro@X230t:~$ cat /var/log/syslog | grep sda1 Apr 13 13:59:59 X230t ...