On Mon, 27 Feb 2006, Keith Morse wrote: > Dave wrote: > > I have a cisco router sending syslog messages to a linux server. I've > > been looking around on how to log those into a separate file and I've > > run across using local7 in various howtos. It looks like you can have > > 8 different local log settings, but I can't seem to find any docs on > > how to set those up. Anyone have a howto on that? > > > > My best suggestion is to take a look at syslog-ng for parsing this out. > Takes a bit to get the syntax right but well worth it. The syslog that comes with CentOS is quite capable of dealing with local7 .... try man syslog.conf something as simple as :- local7.* /var/log/cisco.log Should do the trick. Also you have to make sure that the server is setup to receive remote syslog - you need to add a -r switch in /etc/sysconfig/syslog (it is documented in there ) , restart syslog, and make sure that port 514 udp is accessible to the host that is logging. Regards Lance -- uklinux.net - The ISP of choice for the discerning Linux user.