[Techtalk] rsyslog remote logging

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Wed Feb 3 23:21:46 UTC 2010

Maria McKinley wrote:
> Hello,
> I have remote logging working for a debian box in my lab, and it is 
> currently logging all messages from the client into one file. I was 
> wondering how hard it would be to set it up so that it is essentially 
> duplicating the file structure of the client in a subdirectory of the 
> /var/log directory of the server? Iow, there would be a directory 
> /var/log/client/auth.log, /var/log/client/daemon.log, etc. on the 
> server. Has anyone tried to set something like this up?

Take a look at syslog-ng. It makes it easy to do just that. Using it to 
have a central log server.



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