Syslog net-wide, finally
I’m debugging some network problems, Apache issues and the like, and finally setup a syslog server for the home network.
Turns out that even the airport express has syslog support in it. Nice, that.
So now I’m syslogging from Linksys and Apple, and as a bonus I got rid of those incredibly annoying
Jan 15 12:12:41 usul -- MARK --
messages in the log. Choice.
The key bit is to edit /etc/init.d/sysklogd where it says
and change it to
I realize that I am, in fact, incredibly lame for taking this long to implement it. Ahh well. Highly recommended.
Update 6/6/07 Somewhere in there Debian changed again, and now you edit
to add the -r -m0 bit. Yeesh. See this nice article for more details and some nice examples of setting up a central log server for a complex network.