This was brilliant!
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 11:51 PM
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> Subject: Re: Syslog basics
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> On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 11:20:35PM +0200, Arthur Sherman wrote:
> > I need a reference to good howto on syslog levels and
> facilities, i.e.
> > local1-7.* , LOG_LOCAL etc.
> > 'man syslog' is my best friend, but this time it's a bit hazy.
> > Example, in clamd.conf I set logging facility LOG_LOCAL6.
> what does this
> > mean?? How to choose?
> Every logging message sent to syslog has two parameters attached to
> it: a facility and a priority. The facility describes what kind of
> program is generating the message. The priority describes how
> important the message is. Your logging daemon can be configured to
> use these parameters to make decisions about where log messages
> should be routed.
> The standard facilities are:
> auth,authpriv - security (auth is deprecated in favor of authpriv)
> cron, mail, news, lpr, ftp, uucp - All hopefully self-explanatory
> daemon - Messages generated by daemons that don't fall into any
> of the above categories
> kernel - Messages forwarded from klog (equivalent to what dmesg shows)
> syslog - Messages generated internally by syslog
> user - No particular semantics. Best used if you're a
> developer working on
> a system on which you're not an administrator, so you
> can test your
> programs without annoying the admin with junk log messages.
> local0 through local7 - Programs aren't supposed to use these
> unless the
> user specifically configures them to
> do so. Their
> meaning is site-defined.
> And these are the priorites from lowest to highest.
> Deprecated synonyms are
> in parentheses.
> warning (warn)
> err (error)
> emerg (panic)
> - --
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