SUMMARY:syslog remote logging

From: Ashish Pant (
Date: Mon Mar 25 1996 - 14:50:09 CST

Hi all,
Sorry, I've been kinda busy and couldn't summarize earlier. But thanks to all
your replies I have something interesting ( and frustrating) to share.

Scenario 1:

On local machine /etc/syslog.conf
local2.debug /var/log/syslog
local2.debug @harry

on remote machine (harry) /etc/syslog.conf
local2.debug /var/log/syslog

First of all there have to be TABs between both the fields, spaces do not work.
We use DNS for hosts, so /etc/nsswitch.conf file says:"hosts files dns".
 When I have the entry @harry it does not work. The hostname just does get
resolved , whether I put it in /etc/hosts of let DNS resolve it. If, however,
I use an IP address it works.

I will post more the moment I have a resolution to my problem.


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