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I have Tectia Server 6.3.4 on Sun10. I am trying to increase event logging on the server by redirecting some auth logs to the local facility. I cannot bounce the server deliberately as it provides gateway access to hundreds of clients, so I've simply reloaded the configuration. However I cannot see the events I've added being logged. That's my change to ssh-server-config.xml:

<log-events facility="local" severity="informational">
Auth_methods_completed Servant_client_debug

<log-events facility="local" severity="notice">

My syslog.conf has:

*.err;kern.debug;daemon.notice;local;mail.crit        /var/adm/messages

I've used Appendix D Audit Messages as reference. I have also tried changing the facility to daemon, still no luck. Am I doing anything wrong or is it something that will be only applied if I bounce the server?


asked Mar 09 '16 at 16:16

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edited Apr 19 '17 at 21:54

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Joe - Tectia Support ♦♦

I've managed to solve it myself. The logging facility has to match it all from syslog.conf; it does not know what 'informational' means, instead it uses LOG_INFO you need to either add informational to syslog.conf or change the severity on the config file. I've gone by using a different severity, as syslog.conf would be considered an OS change and I'll had to do it corporate widely or nothing. Finished up with:

<log-events facility="local" severity="info">
Auth_methods_completed Servant_client_debug

<log-events facility="local" severity="info">

answered Apr 13 '16 at 23:37

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