[syslog-ng] logging from Cisco

Nate Campi nate at campin.net
Thu May 24 16:09:56 CEST 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 11:52:48PM -0700, Tom Le wrote:
> >Here is a part of my syslog-ng.conf, after some thorough research
> >on the Cisco website:
> >
> >#### {{{ Cisco, by device type
> >filter f_cisco_router   { facility(local2);     };
> >filter f_cisco_switch   { facility(local3);     };
> >filter f_cisco_firewall { facility(local4);     };
> >filter f_cisco_vpnbox   { facility(local5);     };
> >#### Cisco, by device type }}}
> Keep in mind that if you have any other devices sending messages using the
> same facility as above, you may inadvertently filter those messages as
> well.  You can match some text strings within the messages themselves or use
> a regex.  Regex is more accurate but can have performance impact on busy
> syslog-ng server.

Good point(s). 

I tend to use a different IP (often just a virual interface) as the
source for host and network device syslog. It ends up help in a lot of

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   "Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about..."

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