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Subject:

Re: Syslog basics

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Arthur Sherman <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 8 Mar 2007 00:06:06 +0200

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This was brilliant!

Thanks, Daniel!


Best,

--
Arthur Sherman

+972-52-4878851
http://www.cpt.co.il/ 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Platform Independent Linux List! 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Daniel Franke
> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 11:51 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 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.
> 
> debug
> info
> notice
> warning (warn)
> err (error)
> crit
> alert
> emerg (panic)
> 
> HTH.
> 
> - -- 
>  Daniel Franke         [log in to unmask]         http://www.dfranke.us
>  |----| =|\     \\\\    
>  || * | -|-\---------   Man is free at the instant he wants to be. 
>  -----| =|  \   ///     --Voltaire
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