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Good morning, My syslog server has stopped working right, although it is working. I never thought about backing up that configuration (darn!) I mean how hard can Syslog be right? ...
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- 04-25-2012 #1
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Rsyslog misbehaving after upgrade to Squeeze
My syslog server has stopped working right, although it is working. I never thought about backing up that configuration (darn!) I mean how hard can Syslog be right?
I have two problems I am trying to resolve.
1) The time from external machines (specifically a Cisco PIX firewall) are logging UTC time, but not local time. I remember there was an entry that needed to be added - I think to the rsyslog.conf file. But I can't find a reference to that anywhere. As an example the old log file showed:
Apr 24 08:44:15 Apr 24 2012 14:37:15: %PIX-5-304001: 192.168.1.99 Accessed URL 126.96.36.199:dyndns.com
And the new one (after upgrade) shows:
Apr 25 12:58:52 192.168.1.199 %PIX-5-304001: 192.168.1.99 Accessed URL 188.8.131.52:dyndns.com
I can't remember how I had gotten it to show both local and UTC time. Local machine events are logging the correct time.
2) I previously had the firewall entries logging to a separate file. Now they're all dumping into both the "syslog" and "messages" files. The section from my rsyslog.conf file:
# Cisco Configuration Section
3) Just curious - why do some paths in this config file start off with a "-"? For example:
Thanks - appreciate any assistance you can provide!