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

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“file /var/log/syslog is being edited” message in nano

To the best of my knowledge, I can view /var/log/syslog with the command sudo nano /var/log/syslog and successfully did so several times during a session; however, I was trying to search the log ...
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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 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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remote syslog-ng

I have two Ubuntu's in VMware Workstation, one of them is Ubuntu 14 (client) and the other one is Ubuntu 15 mate (server) and they are pinged together. I've installed syslog-ng on both sides and I ...
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why dmesg output to log file is not working?

I am trying to output the dmesg to a log file so I can look at it through my txt editor, but i keep getting an error msg: dmesg > /Desktop/log.txt gives me this error: bash: /Desktop/dmesg.log: No ...
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Everything in syslog has been removed! Security risk?

I am new to Ubuntu. I've only been using it for a few weeks. I was wondering; does Ubuntu delete the logs after a while? My syslog was full of logged events this morning, but when I checked it now, ...
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every month ssh stuck (and not only ssh)

I know almost nothing about this server. It was setup before I joined my company and I never used until now. My colleague told me that every month the ssh stop working. The server is still up because ...
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How can I receive syslog logs from a networked system?

I'd like to configure Ubuntu to receive logs from a DD-WRT router. The router's configuration screen contains the following section: and its logging documentation reads: If you wish to send ...
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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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Prevent Rsyslog from removing automatically syslog.gz files. [duplicate]

Why ubuntu remove older syslog older than syslog.7.gz by default? How can I prevent that to happen? Thanks
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Crashes every 30 minutes on 15:10

Environment: Linux david-1510 4.2.0-19-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 11 11:39:30 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have suffered with freezes since installing 15.10 in October every 30 ...
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fresh install reporting no space (disappearing space!)

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10 x64 on a 256GB drive using the whole disk. This is a NVMe and I initially suspected it. After a few days of use the system reports less than 1GB ...
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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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Where is syslog.conf?

I tried to move my stuff from CentOS to Ubuntu. Here is a problem I met: I would like find the corresponding CentOS /etc/syslog.conf file in Ubuntu? Basically, the file is used to control where those ...
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How to stop wifi kill switch from filling syslog?

Just sat down at my wife's computer which was complaining about no space in the root filesystem. Fortunately, Nautilus and Ctrl-Alt-T still worked so I was able to find the offending file - syslog - ...
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Every version Ubuntu on Mac 5.1 crashes, eventually fatally crashes

I am running only Ubuntu on an old Macbook 5.1 (system specs below). No matter the version of Ubuntu, the computer consistently locks up (unable to reach tty). It doesn't seem to be associated to any ...
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Cant read KMSG?

I'm not so new at Linux, but I have a problem thats making me pull my hair of the head. I have a pcduino 3, it runs linaro 12.11, it has an embedded infrared receiver and a driver sunxi-ir.ko that ...
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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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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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/var/log/syslog not rotating

Our log file /var/log/syslog does not seem to be rotating, even though the logrotate config /etc/logrotate.d/rsyslog exists: /var/log/syslog { rotate 7 daily missingok notifempty ...
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How to correctly create a virtual file system?

A task in my homework assignment asks me to create a virtual file system, mount it, and perform some operations on it. I am supposed to create a file of 10 MB whose bits are all set to 0, format it ...
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How can I monitor syslog and send notification based on events?

I'm going to be sending syslog from my one device/server to an Ubuntu server. On the Ubuntu server (receiving the syslog), I want it to trigger a script when specific syslog messages arrive. Is this ...
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Why doesn't my Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS server consistently boot? Help with logs

I am running a fairly simple in-office server for the purposes of hosting GitLab and MatterMost (alternative to Slack chat). The problem I am having is that 9 times out of 10, if I need to reboot the ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 syslog connection refused from Freenas 9.3

I'm trying to forward syslog from freenas 9.3 to my Ubuntu 12.04 server and these are the errors I'm getting. syslog-ng[33870]: I/O error occurred while writing; fd='21', error='Connection refused ...
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How can I get spammy ssh “Starting Session” messages out of my syslog view?

When I was running 14.04, I could use my Mac to run ssh andy@eeePC8G.local 'tail /var/log/syslog' and see the tail of syslog. I had GeekTool on the Mac setup to run this command frequently and display ...
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“VCE not responding, trying to reset the ECPU” presented at boot

When booting, I see the errors below. I have an HP laptop with an AMD CPU. I can link the model number if that would be useful. Given that it mentions Radeon, I'm assuming this has something to do ...
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Why did my system crash?

I am curious as to why my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop suddenly behaved unexpectedly. I was using Chrome and then suddenly a black screen appeared with a cursor flashing, and after a few seconds the lock ...
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What is this in my /var/sys/syslog

Oct 1 13:17:01 tilaprimera /USR/SBIN/CRON[5710]: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
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Computer locked, syslog full of “^@^@^@^@” around time of crash

So my laptop running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 just hard-locked. It didn't respond to trying to go down to a terminal, when ssh'ing the connection was refused. I finally shut it off and rebooted. When I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How do I disable messages or logging from printing on the console/virtual terminals?

My wireless driver is noisy. It prints out messages to the console every 10-30 seconds. So, if I'm working on VT1 or something, I get messages scrolling by all the time. Is there a way to shut this ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...