5.5. Keeping an eye on things (logwatch)

The SISO router uses remote syslog to archive messages from its tasks. This section describes how to generate reports for key services.

The vanilla syslogd appends messages from the different syslog clients to the file /var/log/messages. The sytem log analyzer and reporter (logwatch) can generate reports based on this raw data. To use logwatch with SISO:

The logwatch distributed with Fedora Core 3, needs a patch: [38]

Install the example logwatch configuration files and scripts on the syslog server:

[38] Reported as bug 151612 on