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

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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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Syslog kernel ehci-pci errors (-19)

There are much the same error messages (20+ per second!) in my syslog: Jul 14 22:17:17 laptop-joost kernel: [ 5074.090203] ehci-pci 0000:00:1d.0: port 1 resume error -19 What does this message ...
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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 (reminiscent of the highly illogical MS Word 'can't open file' moments that made me abandon Windows altogether) when a folder I was editing a LaTeX report in simply ...
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Where are Upstart log messages on Ubuntu 13.X?

On Ubuntu 12.04, I can find Upstart log messages in /var/log/syslog. Commands: # initctl log-priority info # initctl emit hello Log: Apr 1 01:56:56 precise64 kernel: [ 8365.820425] init: ...
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sm-msp-queue says: unable to qualify my own domain name (xxx) — using short name

Every 20 minutes, for days, sm-msp-queue (something related to sendmail, I guess) writes a message in my ubun that goes like that: unable to qualify my own domain name (ubun) -- using short name ...
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I cannot clear syslog but I can remove it?

Why doesnt sudo /dev/null > /var/log/syslog and sudo > /var/log/syslog work, while sudo rm /var/log/syslog works?!
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First steps in verifying random crashes?

Recently my system has been acting weird. I consider it stable and I leave my system pretty much running 24/7. However, just about an hour ago I decided to get out of the PC for a bit and do my ...
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110GB syslog, kernel log files filled by “tty_port_close_start: count = -1”

I'm running ubuntu 12.04. When I sat down at my computer this morning I got a warning message telling me that I had 7MB of free hard disk space. When I went to bed last night, I had > 200GB of free ...
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Why is my syslog telling me that my bios is broken?

I found this in my syslog file, what can I do to fix it? Or is it even worth fixing? Everything seems to be working correctly. Running 3.12.9-031209-generic. WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 0 at ...
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rsyslog.conf only partly honored

I followed this description on how to enable audit for Samba (entry of Aug 10, 2009) and wanted to get all additionally enabled logging in a special log file (/var/log/samba/log.audit). The mentioned ...
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Weird issues with Syslog-ng and apt-get

So, I had a weird scenario just happen and I was just hoping someone might know what happened for my own edification. Basically, a while back I installed syslog-ng v 3.3.6 using sudo apt-get install ...
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Syslog-ng not writing to 2 destinations

I have setup syslog-ng to log to a MSSQL destination and that all works well. However, if I specify a second destination (same database but different table) with a seperate log command that uses a ...
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Unusual activity was logged on my system when I wasn't home

Can someone please help with this log? I wasn't home when this happened. Dec 27 07:48:13 mikky-E720 su[26915]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user mikky by (uid=0) Dec 27 07:48:13 ...
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Linux Mint 15 (Ubuntu 13.04) Spontaneously Crashing: Plz help me understand the syslog [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 15, and my machine is spontaneously rebooting. It appears to happen when the computer is under load. Normal use doesn't seem to cause it, but I'm trying to create a windows vm ...
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how can I redirect input from syslog

I installed ganglia and gmond spam the syslog in a way which makes it unreadable (hundreds messages per second) I wanted to redirect these messages to own log file by adding this to rsyslog config: ...
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How do I find a package that contains a given module?

How do I find which package contains a given module ? I had a missing module in /usr/lib/ , and was trying to figure out which package would fix the problem using apt-get The error was in ...
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upstart logs missing [duplicate]

I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to automate a script (or at least the actions contained within) that I run in Terminal each time a reboot my system, to enable the WiFi. I have been following as ...
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Sending UDP packets with `logger` command

I have couple different solutions for running custom syslog server (based on https://gist.github.com/marcelom/4218010). The problem I am facing is that the following command does not send UDP packets ...
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How to make whoopsie more silent (log clutter with “online”messages)

I know what whoopsie is from the answers to What is the 'whoopsie' process and how can I remove it? I do not want to stop error reporting, as I think that error reporting is the minimum a ...
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^@^@ character in syslog

I observe the following strange characters ^@ in syslog at the time when my machine freezes. Then i have to hardboot my machine. What could be wrong any ideas? Oct 12 12:20:52 nanak-P570WM ...
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Which script rotates /var/log/auth.log?

I cannot figure out where /var/log/auth.log is rotated. I found the file /var/log/auth.log.2013-09-16 on my system, which contains log entries previously found in /var/log/auth.log. Where does that ...
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How to send dhcpd lease & MAC address info to central syslog server?

I am looking to send dhcpd leases including MAC address info etc. to my remote central syslog server, the server running dhcpd is running syslog-ng...would someone be so gracious as to assist me with ...
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How to send DHCPD leases to remote syslog-ng

I want to query a DHCP server for logs about leased IP’s every 5 minutes. I am not sure how to run the query from my server or which file to edit. The queried logs will be sent to the server ...
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is apparmor shutting down rsyslogd / syslog?

Protocol of syslog is ending ( shut-down ? ) with output : pluto cracklib: no dictionary update necessary. Aug 19 11:17:23 pluto kernel: [ 8090.193574] audit_printk_skb: 57 callbacks suppressed Aug ...
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Syslog cannot start

I run rsyslog on Ubuntu server. after rsyslog starts, it restarts in a loop. here is a piece of /vae/log/syslog: Aug 13 16:05:50 ip-10-92-237-215 rsyslogd: rsyslogd's groupid changed to 103 Aug 13 ...
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Opening /etc/syslog-ng/syslog.conf

I understand that the above is a text file and I want to open in for editing. I am using: sudo /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf How must I modify this command?
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Set up a syslog server

I have installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 and I intend to set up a syslog server. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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rsyslog filter by tag

I would like to create a rsyslogd config file that filter the syslog for specific tag and outputs this tag to a specific file. I create a rule file under /etc/rsyslog.d # Log kernel generated UFW ...
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What does this output in syslog mean?

There is this output every passing minute - one time - in syslog: CRON[15164]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/test -x /usr/sbin/autodns-dhcp_cron && /usr/sbin/autodns-dhcp_cron) What does this mean ?