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Linux Logs

Check various logs in RHEL5
Reference: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/5/html/deployment_guide/ch-logfiles
cat /etc/syslog.conf

Contents of syslog.conf

" # Log all kernel messages to the console. Logging much else clutters up the screen.
kern.* /dev/console

Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.

Don't log private authentication messages!
*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none /var/log/messages

The authpriv file has restricted access.

authpriv.* /var/log/secure

Log all the mail messages in one place.

mail.* -/var/log/maillog

Log cron stuff

cron.* /var/log/cron

Everybody gets emergency messages


Save news errors of level crit and higher in a special file.

uucp,news.crit /var/log/spooler

Save boot messages also to boot.log

local7.* /var/log/boot.log

Log all messages to a remote logging server:

. @server.domain.com"