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How to configure Squid to use syslogd server

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I have a syslogd running on one machine and Squid server on other machine. My problem is how to configure Squid server to use syslogd server on remote machine.

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by:Gns
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man syslog.conf
look at how to forward the facility.priority to anothe machine. For instance, to forward all messages of the "warning" priority, you could do
*.warning: @theotherhost

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.... in /etc/syslog.conf ...

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I'll expand a bit Glenn's comment:

SQUID uses LOG_ERR and LOG_LOCAL4

So, put following line in syslogd.conf:
local4.* @some.other.host

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NOTE1: do not use high debug-level to save bandwidth
NOTE2: on other host syslogd should be run with -u option (AFAIR)

P.S. : re2Gns :)
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by:Gns
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Thanks for the expaqnsion S0lar... Been a while since I ran a squid:-).

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Hi

What configuration change to be made in Squid.cong for redirecting access.log to remote syslogd server??

Shreekar
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by:S0lar
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squid just uses syslogd's log facilities. you need to edit /etc/syslog.conf
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while starting squid .. u need to use .. '-s' option .. so as to use  enable syslogging .. !!

and .. in the syslog.conf .. u need to mention .. the remote machine's name  or the log server . ;))

and .. on the log server.. u neeed to start the syslog daemon .. iwth .. '-u' option. ;!!

and let me know.. if at all its not happening .. i will cross check the docs again.. its quite sometime.. ;))

anyways best of luck ..!!

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Am I blind, or is this a threeway split?

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