[CentOS] syslog remote computers

Dag Wieers dag at centos.org
Sat Nov 22 10:50:22 UTC 2008


On Wed, 19 Nov 2008, Jim Perrin wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
>> Trying to figure out if there's a way to get syslog.conf to direct
>> remote logging from a wireless access point to log to a separate file
>> instead of the main syslog and can't figure out how that could be done
>> from man syslog.conf (or man 2/3 of syslog)
>>
>> this clearly doesn't work
>>
>> 192.168.1.251.*                               /var/log/WAP-2.log
>>
>> which according to the man page, makes sense since this the IP address
>> is not a facility.
>>
>> Is there a way to do this that I am missing?
>
> The stock syslog package can't do this. You need rsyslog to make this
> happen. You can set up various templates and filters based on the log
> file information also. See
> http://www.bofh-hunter.com/2007/12/31/centralized-logging-with-centos-and-rsyslog/
> for a brief walkthrough on the basics.

In RPMforge we have backported rsyslog packages from RHEL5 to RHEL4. In 
this case version 2.0.0-11, but when RHEL5.3 is released (or security 
updates are released) I am commited to release them for RHEL4.

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