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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
Daniel Franke [log in to unmask] http://www.dfranke.us
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