I have a Redhat 7.1 machine which I want to log my Dlink Wireless Access Point (WAP).

I can receive the alerts from the WAP without trouble, they appear in the /var/log/messages file. e.g.:

Oct 8 17:12:12 AP mode Read. Channel 6 etc.....

The problem is, I want to be able to log the WAP to a separate file eg. /var/log/dlink_wap, but I cant. I have read about local1-7 being for outside devices but it doesn't work. I even tried naming local2 in my /etc/hosts file, but this didn't work.

What am I missing??? Please help!

Here is my syslog.conf file as it stands at the moment:

# Log all kernel messages to the console.
# Logging much else clutters up the screen.
#kern.* /dev/console

# Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
# Don't log private authentication messages!
*.info;mail.none;news.none;authpriv.none;cron.none /var/log/messages

# The authpriv file has restricted access.
authpriv.* /var/log/secure

# Log all the mail messages in one place.
mail.* /var/log/maillog

# Log cron stuff
cron.* /var/log/cron

# Everybody gets emergency messages
*.emerg *

# Save news errors of level crit and higher in a special file.
uucp,news.crit /var/log/spooler

# Save boot messages also to boot.log
local7.* /var/log/boot.log

news.=crit /var/log/news/news.crit
news.=err /var/log/news/news.err
news.notice /var/log/news/news.notice

local1.* /var/log/local1
local2.* /var/log/local2
local3.* /var/log/local3
local4.* /var/log/local4
local5.* /var/log/local5
local6.* /var/log/local6