[SunHELP] syslog

Jarrett Carver solarboyz1 at hotmail.com
Wed May 26 22:40:58 CDT 2004

/var/log/tacacs.wtmp is the log file the tacacs proccess running you solaris 
box will write it's log output to.

/var/log/tacacs is the log file that syslog will write all local6.info 
messages too.

Have you tried running syslog with debugging on to see if there are syntax 
errors in the syslog.conf

Have you tried soemthing like 'logger -p local6.info "Test Message" ' to see 
if syslog is handeling local6.info messages correctly?

Which logging is not working?

Jarrett Carver           http://www.geocities.com/solarboyz1
solarboyz1 at hotmail.com   Unix/NT Systems Administrator
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>From: "Edward Chase" <echase at studentweb.providence.edu>
>Reply-To: The SunHELP List <sunhelp at sunhelp.org>
>To: "'The SunHELP List'" <sunhelp at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: [SunHELP] syslog
>Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 11:46:28 -0400
>Hi there,
>I'm working on some final tweaks of a system I've rebuilt.
>I'm trying to get an app logging the way it used to.  Right now I'm getting
> >From /etc/services (running version)
>tacacs          49/udp
> >From /a/etc/services (restored version)
>tacacs          49/udp
> >From /etc/inetd.conf (running version)
>tacacs  dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/local/bin/xtacacsd xtacacsd -d
>-l -w/var/log/tacacs.wtmp
> >From /a/etc/inetd.conf (restored version)
>tacacs  dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/local/bin/xtacacsd xtacacsd -d
>-l -w/var/log/tacacs.wtmp
> >From /etc/syslog.conf (running version)
>local6.info     /var/log/tacacs
> >From /a/etc/syslog.conf (restored version)
>local6.info     /var/log/tacacs
>I'm a bit confused with the /var/log/tacacs versus /var/log/tacacs.wtmp
>difference, but this was working 2 weeks ago.  Is there another piece of
>this I am missing?
>Edward Chase
>Providence College
>Information Technology
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