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girishb
Frequent Advisor

syslog question

Hello Gurus,

Here is the quick question on syslog on SuSE Linux 10.

How can we redirect all syslog message for a particular user ID into another log file?

Appreciate your quick response.

Thanks
GB
3 REPLIES
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: syslog question

>> for a particular user ID

Syslog registers messages from daemons and services. What do you mean with "particular user ID", what kind of information do you want to redirect?
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Ivan Krastev
Honored Contributor

Re: syslog question

You can use powerful rsyslog to filter messages - http://www.rsyslog.com/doc-rsyslog_conf_filter.html

Check if their forums for any filters based on the user id.

regards,
ivan
Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: syslog question

Normally can choose the log file to redirect not user. But following can work to specific userid:

if you use SNMP Trap forwarder mechanism and set specific IP for specific userid as destination address, it sounds possible , but need some workaround to accomplish this.

look for snmp configuration for Linux in google or in forums.