freebsd 10 syslog server
woodsb02 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 01:43:35 UTC 2016
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> On 31 Dec 2016, at 3:11 am, Jim McIver <jmciver at lmtribune.com> wrote:
> Syslog messages going to /var/log/messages rather than /var/log/apac.log
> Followed documentation from:
> I found where this is happening to someone else, but no answer.
> I even did debug option and it showed message logging to /var/log/messages.
> Yes the /var/log/apac.log file exists.
> As the message in /var/log/messages says " <user.notice> apac jim: test message" I wonder if the line in the top of the /etc/syslog.conf that says "*.notice;authpriv.none;kern.debug;lpr.info;mail.crit;news.err /var/log/messages" is why they go to /var/log/messages?
> It mentions "notice" going to /var/log/messages and that's what shows in /var/log/messages.
Can you please provide the contents of your /etc/syslog.conf file, and also the relevant lines from /etc/rc.conf? What version of FreeBSD are you running?
Note that I believe syslog will log a message multiple times if it matches multiple rules in syslog.conf, but I could be wrong here.
I also recommend having a read of the syslog.conf(5) man page:
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