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how do u setup a syslog server

can anyone provide a URL link on how to setup a syslog server (for Windows and Unix box)?



Re: how do u setup a syslog server

On UNIX systems, make sure that the syslog facility for the device is set to local7. Messages from devices are continuously added to the file pointed to by the logging facility in the /etc/syslog.conf (syslog configuration) file.

Checking the Syslog Configuration File (UNIX Only)

Check the path and permissions of the file pointed to by in the syslog configuration file /etc/syslog.conf on the Essentials server.


Make sure that the facility.level definition is set to, and that the following line is present (note that there must be a tab between and the path/filename): local7. info path/filename

Make sure that the syslog process (syslogd) can both read and write to the file.

If you modify the /etc/syslog.conf file, you must restart the syslog process (syslogd). Enter the following command to stop and restart syslogd:

/etc/init.d/syslog start and /etc/init.d/syslog stop

If the start and stop command does not work, enter:

kill -HUP 'cat /etc/'

Re: how do u setup a syslog server

Configure syslog on UNIX

To configure syslog, you must be the super user(root), login, or switch user to root. (type su - root)

Edit the /etc/syslog.conf.

Type: vi /etc/syslog.conf

insert the follwowing text:

# Added for Cisco Syslog Analyzer (begin) /var/log/syslog_info

Note: The syslog_info log file must be created in the /var/log directory.

Follow these steps:

1) Change to the /var/log directory.

# cd /var/log

2) Create the CVX1.log and CVX2.log files.

# touch CVX1.log

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Re: how do u setup a syslog server

For windows you can use the 3Com util 3C-Daemon to be found at:

This is a tftp server & client, ftp server and syslog server in 1 app for windows.

Self explanatory.

Regards, Maarten Sjouw.

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