Posted on 2009-07-02
I am new to Linux. I need to ensure that I have my system setup to log everything correctly to my central syslog server. Right now, I have the following in my syslog.conf. Now, I just want to ask, will this log everything? I cannot find any documentation on how to actually configure a level of logging for these logs. It almost seems to me that they are logged by default and your just tell it what level to log and I am logging everything. Is that correct?
# Log all kernel messages to the console.
# Logging much else clutters up the screen.
# Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
# Don't log private authentication messages!
# The authpriv file has restricted access.
# Log all the mail messages in one place.
# Log cron stuff
# Everybody gets emergency messages