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Apache – rotating log files – ouch, don’t compress those logs!

Apache – rotating log files This article relates my experiences with rotatelogs, a utility provided with Apache, and how you can use it to rotate www logs without having to restart Apache. But since I wrote this article, I’ve learned how to use newsyslog.conf to do the same thing.  And I like using newsyslog better.  […]

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nologin – Refuse a login to a user, and make a note of it in syslog

nologin – Refuse a login to a user, and make a note of it in syslog A short while ago, I installed mergemaster as part of my 3.1 upgrade.  Today I started hunting around /usr/ports/sysutils, found nologin and decided to install it.  As the long description of the port says, this is suitable for use

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unknown priority name – /etc/syslog.conf and syslogd

unknown priority name – /etc/syslog.conf and syslogd When I was making logging changes to IP Filter, I found a curious characeteristics of  /etc/syslog.conf.  This file needs tabs, not spaces.  If you use spaces, you will encounter an error message similar to the following : unknown priority name "info /var/log/firewall.log" If you replace the spaces with

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