I have a Debian Etch server and it doesn't seem like its logging any errors. My server will have an issue and need a manual reboot and when i look in /var/logs the log files wont have any issues logged. I have a custom kernel so maybe i disabled something that would be better enabled? Anything you can think of that might have limited my error logging. I have not modified /etc/syslog.conf or the defaults that the syslogd starts with.
Here my last example. the server started giving me Connection refused so i rebooted and nothing in logs but marks leading up before the reboot.