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Re: [SLE] syslog-ng configuration.
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 19:55:54 -0400
  • Message-id: <1116978954.6973.15.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2005-05-24 at 18:33 -0500, Robert Paulsen wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 May 2005 18:21, Ken Schneider wrote:
>
> > <RANT>
> > Another one of those "better" updates to a program (syslog) that used to
> > be fairly easy to configure and now requires six programing classes to
> > understand the conf syntax. This is sure to win over a hole slew of
> > windows converts isn't it. What the f**k does this provide that is any
> > better than plain old syslog?
> >
> > syslog-ng is supposed to allow you to create/write your own filters (if
> > you know "c" programming that is). But whether or not is does depends on
> > whether or not you can define your own facility/level which I cannot see
> > how. And if you can't why change something that just plain works?
> > </RANT>
> >
>
> I'm with you on that one! The documentation looks pretty detailed and is
> probably quite complete, but using it is like learning to speak English by
> reading a dictionary -- lots of disconnected facts.
>
>
As Anders suggested, vi /etc/sysconfig/syslog and change the appropiate
line to allow network logging. Look at line 18 (example) and apply to
line 20.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge


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