Summary: syslog configuration Help

From: John Rams <>
Date: Sat Apr 26 2003 - 03:40:23 EDT
Many thanks to Mark Hargrave,Alan Angulo and Jay Lessert. Sorry for late summary.

Alan mentoned the need to restart /etc/init.d/inetsvc for loghost to take effect after you change your /etc/hosts. Still not sure if i have to. But log are being redirected to the loghost.


0) man syslog.conf
   Understand the "facility", "level", and "action" parts of syslog.conf

1) Edit /etc/hosts in all machines and add the "loghost" alias.
   example: admin-machine loghost

2) Edit /etc/syslog.conf and tell the other 3 machines where to send the
   example: auth.notice ifdef(`LOGHOST', /var/log/authlog, @loghost)

3) HUP the syslog daemon an all machines:
   kill -HUP `cat /etc/`


Where "hostname" is the system you want to receive the messages. 

Don't forget to restart the syslogd daemon. 


On the 3 systems you want to report from, put the following in the /etc/syslog.conf file: 

You configure syslog.con on the 3 other systems.  See the
syslog.conf(4) man page, look for the string "@server".

> How can i do the same to receive checkpoint firewall logs?

Configure syslog.conf on the firewall host.

> -----Original Message----- 
> From: [] 
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 3:49 PM 
> To: 
> Subject: syslog configuration Help 
> How do i configure my syslog.conf on 1 system to be able to 
> receive all the system log messages of 3 other systems. How 
> can i do the same to receive checkpoint firewall logs? 
> Thanks so much 
> John Rams 

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