FC5: syslog not logging?

Joel Gomberg obligor11-fedora at yahoo.com
Sun May 21 21:47:55 UTC 2006

Craig Goodyear wrote:
> It appears that syslog has stopped working since I restarted my FC5 
> server yesterday, about 24 hours ago.  There have not been any entries 
> made in the following log files since the shut down yesterday: cron, 
> maillog, messages, rkhunter.log, or secure.
> syslogd and klogd are shown to be running.  When the server is now shut 
> down, the shut down of system logger is shown to fail.
> Where do I start to find the solution to this problem?  Are there there 
> any ideas of suggestions?  I haven't been able to find anything on 
> Google or the list archive.

I encountered this situation recently.  In my case, at least, I traced 
it down to vmware modifying /etc/services, which then lost its proper 
selinux context.  There were entries in my audit.log denying permission 
to syslogd.  After issuing a restorecon /etc/services, the problem was 


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