Re: complex syslog facility daemon
>Is there any reason that you can not look in dhcp.log or whatever rather
Out of the man page of my dhcpd:
To have dhcpd log to the standard error descriptor, spec
ify the -d flag. This can be useful for debugging, and
also at sites where a complete log of all dhcp activity
must be kept but syslogd is not reliable or otherwise can
not be used. Normally, dhcpd will log all output using
the syslog(3) function with the log facility set to
>I have my mail and ftp going to their own log, plus
>going to daemon log. So if I know it is mail, I look in mail log.
Ok, it's here the same. apache has it's own log files, smail, news,
squid, wu-ftpd, too. But all other exclusively log to daemon.log and
they're many. And their man pages sounds like the one above.
>Another option is to write a simple awk type script which parses the log
>and shows you stats, numbers of errors, etc. Re-coding and compiling is
>often a bad idea.
Thanks, that was what I wanted to know. With the SUN we had to
recompile a lot because there weren't binaries for that architecture
and so changing the source didn't hurt. Now I will use a script.
Thanks a lot, Juergen