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    Syslog-ng server

    I am working on a summer training project where i`m required to build a syslog server which can query DHCP and receive logs from 2 switches. I am a linux newbie and i would want to know of any source material which can be helpful. I have already installed ubuntu server 12.04 and installed the syslog-ng. However, i am getting stuck on the configuration. I am not asking to be spoonfed code, but i need to have some study guide to help me through as i am a newbie. I would also not mind if someone can volunteer to be my mentor. I will only be reporting my progress to the person and receiving hints here and there.

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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Have you read the man page for rsyslog.conf and understand all the nuances of /etc/rsyslog.conf? Also, look at the files in /etc/logrotate.d and the contents of /etc/logrotate.conf. All this cruft works together. FWIW log4j and log4c are examples of such syslog servers. That said, syslog-ng is a replacement for rsyslog. Keep reading - remember that man pages in Linux are your friend! As is Google! Here is a good wikipedia article on syslog-ng: Syslog-ng - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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