I am a novice linux user and I have inherited a RHEL6 server that is acting as a syslog-ng server. My problem is the boot.log is growing leaps and bounds from what appear to be the entries for the firewall going into the boot.log rather than the syslog messages file.
My first concern is the absolutely massive size of the boot.log. What should be a very small file is over 8.1 GB and growing. I would like to rotate it or truncate it if need be. I read several items that indicate using logrotate is not appropriate for RHEL6. Is there another way to have this log rotate? My biggest fear is the server will be rebooted one day but fail due to this massive log.