syslog problems, need help

Andy Farkas andyf at
Sat May 3 16:26:00 PDT 2003

On Sat, 3 May 2003, Antoine Jacoutot wrote:

> I am really going to need some help here.
> I read all the documentation about syslog I have, but I still can't figure out
> how to make isc-dhcpd log to /var/log/dhcpd.log.
> There's a recent article on onlamp about setting up a dhcpd server, I followed
> all the steps for configuring logging, but it does not work.
> Here is what I have in my /usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf:
> log-facility local7;
> And in my /etc/syslog.conf:
> local7.*	/var/log/dhcpd.log
> I, of course, created /var/log/dhcpd.log, restarted everything, but it does
> not log anything, nor in /var/log/messages or /var/log/dhcpd.log.
> Do you have any idea ?
> Thanks.
> Antoine

Where abouts in /etc/syslog.conf did you put the 'local7.*' line?  Make
sure it is above the '!startslip' and '!ppp' lines or any other '!prog'

Read carefully the bit in 'man syslog.conf' about blocks of lines...


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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