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- Oct 2004
Syslog problem with external device
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 17:12:12 192.168.0.50 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 192.168.0.50 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.
# Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
# Don't log private authentication messages!
# The authpriv file has restricted access.
# Log all the mail messages in one place.
# Log cron stuff
# Everybody gets emergency messages
# Save news errors of level crit and higher in a special file.
# Save boot messages also to boot.log