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Re: [SLE] syslog-ng configuration.
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 19:21:24 -0400
  • Message-id: <1116976884.6973.11.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2005-05-24 at 18:02 -0500, Robert Paulsen wrote:
> Hmm -- from 9.1 to 9.3 syslog has morphed into syslog-ng.
> I have my gateway/router set to send syslog info to my SuSE system. This
> worked fine on 9.1 but I can't figure out how todo it on 9.3.
> There are two levels of configuration one can deal with -- the individual
> package's config file (syslog-ng.conf) or the /etc/sysconfig/syslog file. All
> the documentation addresses the first, but comments in that file say to leave
> it alone and use the second. But there is nothing in that file that seems
> appropriate for enabling external connections.
> Anyone have experience with this?

You can unload syslog-ng and go back to syslog (on the DVD) or try
using /etc/syslog-ng/ to configure network logs.

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?

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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