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What does Rsyslog daemon do?
Last Updated: 4th January, 2020
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Regarding this, what is Rsyslog used for?
Rsyslog is an open-source software utility used on UNIX and Unix-like computer systems for forwarding log messages in an IP network.
Beside above, how do I know if Rsyslog is working? Verify rsyslog is sending data to Loggly by making a test event. Then search for that event in Loggly by searching for “TroubleshootingTest” in the last hour. If you are sending repeated test messages, you should turn off repeated message reduction in the rsyslog configuration.
Then, what is difference between syslog and Rsyslog?
rsyslog is an application - originally a syslog daemon, but developed into a general-purpose logging tool that can read data, enrich/parse it, buffer it and finally send it to N destinations. Some just refer to “syslog” as the file where the syslog daemon typically outputs (like /var/log/messages or /var/log/syslog).
What is local0 Rsyslog?
The facilities local0 to local7 are "custom" unused facilities that syslog provides for the user. conf (or /etc/rsyslog. conf ) to save the logs being sent to that local# to a file, or to send it to a remote server.