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

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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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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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“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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ?
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How to disable the log files?

To be specific I want to stop the kern.log and syslog files. I just installed Xunbuntu about 2 days ago and have no experience with this OS. I know they are supposedly important, but I have a ...
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rsyslogd and system log output weird or normal?

currently I have this non-stop output in system log: [ 89.115236] FW REJECT (input): IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:23:5e:6f:ab:d9:08:00 SRC=10.158.0.1 DST=255.255.255.255 LEN=389 TOS=0x00 ...
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/var/log/syslog empty

Apparently my logs stopped working around Apr 10, as the current /var/log/syslog is empty, and /var/log/syslog.1 has the following for its last entries: Apr 10 20:25:01 li243-206 CRON[2883]: (root) ...
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Machine stops suddenly, Only hard reset can help

It is happens sometimes, im just working and suddenly machine starts lagging. Then it can totaly stops (Nothing works, mouse, keyboard etc.), or sometimes not. Jun 5 16:04:12 c0rp kernel: [ ...
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Unstable boot: kernel oops (snd_hda_codec_configure)

List of problems i have. Unstable Boot: Sometimes kernel panics, black screen after nvidea driver loading, no nice boot screen and 2 kernel oops everytime i boot. Shutdown: Computer stays stuck on ...
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How to verify if a reboot was due to power outage?

We've had problems with tripping a breaker and I think we just did it again, but I need to confirm that 1 of our boxes rebooted due to a power outage and not for another mundane reason. I have ...
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How to tell what is logging bandwidth

I've been having everything that goes through my NIC logged and I'm not sure how it happened. The last thing I installed was webmin and I'm not sure if that changed a setting or not but as of today ...
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/dev/sdb SATA-disk does not even show up in syslogs if I plug it in while machine is running

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an Intel machine:, uname -a gives 3.2.0-38-generic #61-Ubuntu SMP [..] x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The mainboard is a Intel S3420GP board. Until recently, I cannot ...
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What could be the cause for these strange UFW block entries in my syslog?

I've recently noticed a large number of recurring UFW blocks in my syslog. This surprised me as I have no UFW rules set: $ sudo ufw status verbose Status: active Logging: on (low) Default: deny ...
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How to delete private data from log files?

I have heard that log files contains private data. How can I remove it and what files should I remove from them? Those are very long files so maybe if I know what to remove I can use a script or ...
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syslog kernlog xorg.0.log - is it safe to post them

Is it safe to post syslog kernlog xorg.o.log from /var/log online to solve a problem with ubuntu system? There is private content in there that other people should not see? Thanks
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kvm error in syslog says cpu0 unhandled rdmsr

I have a server that hosts about 20 KVM guest machines. It's syslog is, at times, flooded with messages like these: 00:17:36 vhost-server kernel: [ 157.835078] kvm: 3138: cpu0 unhandled rdmsr: ...
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Software Center seems to freeze system when installing, syslog has “blocked for more than 120 seconds” errors

12.04 (precise) 64-bit Kernel Linux 3.2.0-39 3.6GB memory Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 2.40GHz x2 WUBI-installed Ubuntu running on a MacBook Pro 7.1 with OSX running Vista via Boot Camp (hey, I like lots of ...
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How I can connect the syslog-ng with a mysql database?

Hi guys I want to use a syslog-ng server for logging data from the firewall and I get Data from the Firewall in the file /var/firewall.log but now I want that the logs go to a database. For this I ...