Today, I went to look at a backup RHEL5 server that doesn't usually need to get looked at very often. I found that
/var/log/messages existed, but had a size of zero. Similarly,
messages.4 are also all empty.
/var/log/messageshas its correct permissions. (755)
- Reboot - No help.
rm -f /var/log/messages*and
service syslog restart- No help.
What am I missing?