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I am trying to setup my linux server to send syslog messages to a centrol syslog server. I have added the central server to the syslog.conf, however, I am only receiving cron messages. I thought I have set this up correctly so that it sent all messages of level info or higher. Can someone look at my config below and tell me why for instance, I am not getting notices of when users connect via SSH, log in etc. I thought I would recieve them with this setup? Basically, I want everything logged and sent to this central server.



# Log all kernel messages to the console.
# Logging much else clutters up the screen.
#kern.*                                                 /dev/console

# Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
# Don't log private authentication messages!
*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none                /var/log/messages

# The authpriv file has restricted access.
authpriv.*                                              /var/log/secure

# Log all the mail messages in one place.
mail.*                                                  -/var/log/maillog


# Log cron stuff
cron.*                                                  /var/log/cron

# Everybody gets emergency messages
*.emerg                                                 *

# Save news errors of level crit and higher in a special file.
uucp,news.crit                                          /var/log/spooler

# Save boot messages also to boot.log
local7.*

/var/log/boot.log

*.* @192.168.40.222


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Hi
try this out

user.*      @192.168.1.1

and also see man page of "logger" command here u can get all details about facility and priorities
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As you are trying to log all messages to a central server (192.168.40.222) please comment all lines in your syslog.conf except "*.* @192.168.40.222" and restart the syslog daemon "service syslog restart".
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