How to find system logging configuration information for SLES 9 and SLES 10

  • 7003388
  • 28-May-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server 1 (OES 1) Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9

Situation

This TID covers how to find system logging information for Linux based systems running either syslogd or syslog-ng.


Resolution

1)  Determine which logging is available on the system.

     ps aux | grep syslog

or

     rpm -qa | grep syslog


2)  For systems using syslog-ng do the following: 

man 8 syslog-ng

and

man 5 syslog-ng.conf


For systems using syslogd do the following:

man syslogd

and

man 5 syslog.conf


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