From: Washington, Ryan (
Date: Wed Oct 25 2000 - 06:13:58 CDT

thanks for all the help and criticism i received. i did not know where the
"archives" were located, but many were more than willing to point it out :).

my problem was that solaris did not recognize what i had entered...


(from darren durham)

*.* is not a valid form.

You probably want *.debug. A level directive is for that level and
higher. Some syslogs (notably Linux) deal with the *.* form. Nothing
in the Solaris man pages suggest that it is legal.

(from jarrett carver)

the facility does'nt accept the * wild card. You need the following line:

user.*,kern.*,mail.*,daemon.*,auth.*,lpr.*,news.*,uucp.* @host

Then when you start your syslogd use the -d to turn on debugging, it will
tell you if anything else is wrong. Be carful of extra spaces. (use vi ->
:set list to see all characters including spaces).

Ryan R. Washington
UNIX Systems Administrator
Network Access Solutions
Phone: 703-481-7587
Cell: 703-969-7997

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