Syslog is a standard for computer data logging. It separates the software that generates messages from the system that stores them and the software that reports and analyzes them.

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How do I permanently delete /var/log/lastlog?

My /var/log/lastlog file is huge. I know it's really only a few kilobytes, but tar isn't smart enough to know that, so when I image a virtual machine, my restore fails because it thinks I'm trying to ...
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Can a hostname be added to syslog-ng?

How can syslog-ng be configured to send both the hostname and the IP address. Currently, logs are sent with the IP address of the device/machine, but we want to add the hostname so I could keep my ip ...
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dmesg/syslog spam for usb device (carl9170 wifi-dongle, not related to driver, though)

So, I'm getting spammed hardcorely by my kernel (note that this is the log for only 1 second): Feb 9 00:35:05 vanaheimr kernel: [26761.862104] usb 1-4: link qh0-00ff/f529e540 start 0 [2/0 us] Feb 9 ...
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Best tool for Windows to rSyslog [closed]

Whats the best software that is free that you have comeacross that handles logs from windows and sends them to rsyslog Server
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Bad minute in crontab?

I get the following error in my syslog: Oct 17 13:14:03 tracker cron[873]: (*system*) ERROR (Syntax error, this crontab file will be ignored) Oct 17 13:14:03 tracker cron[873]: Error: bad minute; ...
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Useless nm_dbus_manager_init_bus error messages fill log

My system runs fine, but /var/log/messages repeats this message every few seconds, filling up my log directory: Oct 13 09:10:57 barry NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_dbus_manager_init_bus(): Could ...
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how to setup syslogd for network equipment such as routers

I seen syslog server logging options on various pieces of equipment on my network. I was wondering how would I setup a syslog server for them to broadcast to? Is there anything special I need to do. I ...
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Handling network plug/unplug in (Debian) Linux

I want to run a script when the switch goes down and an other when it goes up. Is there an easy way to pull this off in Debian (preferably with no other than system tools)? I suppose there is no ...