Suse Linux syslog server

aueddonlineaueddonline Member Posts: 611 ■■□□□□□□□□
hey guy's trying to setup a syslog server on Suse

I looked st a couple of tutorials http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/18044.html this one here I started to do be ran into problems .

After doing 'SuSEconfig --module syslog-ng'

i'm getting

Starting SuSEconfig, the SuSE Configuration Tool...
Running module syslog-ng only
Reading /etc/sysconfig and updating the system...
Executing /sbin/conf.d/SuSEconfig.syslog-ng...

Anyone know a better tut, I am pretty new (3 days reading) to linux but I can navigate the file system and use text editors vi and emacs
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    sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Now that you've apparently installed the syslog server (daemon) you need to make sure it is running. Then configure other devices to send their log files to it. Do you have a Cisco router or something?

    You could check with ps -A | grep syslog-ng

    Not sure about suse, but you might try starting it with /etc/rc.d/init.d/syslog-ng start
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    astorrsastorrs Member Posts: 3,139 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Assuming you have Windows running somewhere you can generate any kind of syslog message you want with this freebie: http://www.kiwisyslog.com/kiwi-sysloggen-overview/

    Also, once you have syslog running don't forget to set it to start automatically after boot (assuming you want it to), because you're using SUSE you'll need to manually create an init script - there is no rc.local (unless things have changed recently with 10.x). You should look in the admin guide and search for /etc/init.d/skeleton (which is the template of the file you need to create).
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