"echoing" the monitor display to file
Posted on 2002-07-02
I have a remote server and have found on numerous occasions when visiting the server room, that there are plenty of system generated messages on the monitor, some of them critical warnings which I would like to be able to see even when not physically at the server room, ir, when logged in remotely, I want to be able to access those messages.
Are those messages logged somewhere?
Before you flame me for a stupid question, I have looked at /var/log/messages, but it is empty always, so part of this question is ; which process is responsible for filling those logs? syslogd? --> I always have a syslogd process runnning on my system, can I try to restart it? Where do I tell it where to log to?