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syslogd/rsyslogd more than 8 remote machines

We have a redhat 5 machine set up to receive logs from cisco devices on our network.  local0-7 are all used, is it possible to add more devices??

 
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robocatCommented:

I assume you use the different log levels to distinguish between the different devices, e.g. by sending the output to different files ?

It's much easier to send all output from all devices to a single file and use grep to filter out the system that you want to look at, using the hostname of the device.

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savoneAuthor Commented:
I am not sure if that answers my question or not.

Are you saying I can have multiple machines using local7.*

Lets say I did not want to log them all the the same file, is it possible to have more than 8 log facilities?

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robocatCommented:


You have as many machines as you want sending to a single syslog facility.

There are a few other facilities that you probably could abuse for this purpose, like user, mail, news, lpr ... but the number of these is limited and they are intended for other purposes.

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savoneAuthor Commented:
answer could have had more detail, but I will research more.
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balasundaram_sCommented:
I dont think so.  syslog facilities local0 upto local7 are available for local use.  

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