syslog daemon facilty

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Jul 17 13:20:58 UTC 2011



Am 17.07.2011 14:34, schrieb Maurizio Marini:
> On Sun, 17 Jul 2011 19:19:46 +0930
> Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> 
>> On Sun, 2011-07-17 at 07:55 +0200, Maurizio Marini wrote:
>>> why to not have daemon syslogging on a different file like on debian
>>> distro families?
>>
>> Do you mean differently than:
>>
>>   The SMTP server having its own log file
>>   The HTTP server having its own log file
>>   The DHCP server having its own log file
>>   ...
>>
>> /var/log/messages is the generic leftovers destination.
>>
> i mean, very simply, that out of the box rsyslog.conf should be:
> 
> [code]
> # Log anything (except mail and daemon) of level info or higher.
> # Don't log private authentication messages!
> *.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none;daemon.none                /var/log/messages
> 
> # Log daemon stuff
> daemon.*								/var/log/daemon.log                                              /var/log/secure
> [/code]

> this is a very personal point of view, of course ;)

do you really want to look in two logfiles permanently?
i don't and have even php-errors in /var/log/messages

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