RE: syslog server- how to on Linux

From: Rick Darsey (rdarsey@aims1.com)
Date: 12/14/02

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    From: "Rick Darsey" <rdarsey@aims1.com>
    To: "netsec novice" <netsec9@hotmail.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
    Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 08:12:15 -0600
    
    

    I usually just view or edit the /usr/adm/syslog file, or the /var/adm/syslog
    file. It is easier that way, at least to me.

    There are several interfaces that will let you view the system logs, but I
    have not found any that I like.

    Rick

    -----Original Message-----
    From: netsec novice [mailto:netsec9@hotmail.com]
    Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 2:35 PM
    To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: syslog server- how to on Linux

    I'm hoping I don't generate flames because this is somewhat off-topic but I
    have been googling for a while and I'm not getting the answer I'm looking
    for. I need information on how I view or set up syslog on a Linux platform
    (specifically SuSE 8.1) I am BRAND new to Linux and purchased SuSE to force
    myself to learn. My first project is to set it up as a syslog security
    server. Yes - I have also done man syslog. I am familiar with syslog
    servers (Kiwi) in the windows environment. What is the method to viewing
    logs on Linux? Typing syslogd at the command line tells me that syslogd is
    already running but I don't see it listening as a service when I type
    netstat -an. Any help is appreciated... a direction for information if you
    just think I'm an idiot is fine too.
    thanks
    N

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