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Syslog

SME 8.0 Server as SYSLOG server

If you have network devices or appliances that can log to SYSLOG, the following mini Howto shows how you can enable your SME Server to capture the SYSLOG messages and record them in your messages log.

You need to be root (su -) to do the following installation actions.

First create a custom template directory as follows:

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/sysconfig/syslog
cd /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/sysconfig/syslog

Using for favourite editor, create the file 90AllowRemoteSyslog and add the following lines:

# Enable the syslog to capture remote messages from the network
SYSLOGD_OPTIONS="$SYSLOGD_OPTIONS -r"

Now expand the template and restart the SYSLOG service.

expand-template /etc/sysconfig/syslog
service syslog restart 

You can now use:

tail -f /var/log/messages

to view new entries being added to your messages log and see if the SYSLOG entries of your network device or appliance are showing up.

Adding a SYSLOG facility and receive WINDOWS event logs

create the desired log file:

touch /var/log/windows

in /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/syslog.conf/00filenames add a row

$windows = "/var/log/windows";

pay attention to leave the

"";

on the last line!

in /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/syslog.conf/local4 (o one of the other local if they are in use already)

change

local4.*                                        -{ "${messages}" } 

in

local4.*                                        -{ "${windows}" }

expand templates

expand-template /etc/sysconfig/syslog;
expand-template /etc/syslog.conf

restart syslog

service syslog restart

to redirect (in copy) the windows logs, I used http://code.google.com/p/eventlog-to-syslog/

copy evtsys.dll and evtsys.exe to c:\windows\system32 and execute

evtsys.exe -i -h YOURSMESERVERIP -f local4

and then

net start evtsys

SME 9.0 Server as SYSLOG server

If you have network devices or appliances that can log to SYSLOG, the following mini Howto shows how you can enable your SME Server to capture the SYSLOG messages and record them in your messages log.

You need to be root (su -) to do the following installation actions.

First create a custom template directory as follows:

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/sysconfig/rsyslog
cd /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/sysconfig/rsyslog

Using for favourite editor, create the file 90AllowRemoteSyslog and add the following lines:

# Enable the syslog to capture remote messages from the network
SYSLOGD_OPTIONS="-r514 -m 0"

Now expand the template and restart the SYSLOG service.

expand-template /etc/sysconfig/rsyslog
service rsyslog restart 

You can now use:

tail -f /var/log/messages

to view new entries being added to your messages log and see if the SYSLOG entries of your network device or appliance are showing up.

SME 9.0 Server redirect to another syslog file

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/sysconfig/rsyslog
vim /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/sysconfig/rsyslog/10perso

add this

if $programname == 'grandstream' then                 /var/log/grandstream/grandstream.log
& stop

then

mkdir /var/log/grandstream
touch /var/log/grandstream/grandstream.log
expand-template /etc/sysconfig/rsyslog
service rsyslog restart 


also rotate it

vim /etc/logrotate.d/grandstream
/var/log/grandstream/*.log {
   weekly
   rotate 5
   compress
   notifempty
   missingok
   nocreate
   sharedscripts
   endscript
}