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The /etc/syslog.conf file

The /etc/syslog.conf file configures the level of information that the storage system records. It specifies the subsystem from which the message originated, the severity of the message, and where the message is sent.

The /etc/syslog.conf file consists of lines with two tab-separated (not space-separated) fields of the following form: facility.level action

The facility parameter specifies the subsystem from which the message originated. The following table describes the facility parameter keywords.
Keyword Description
auth Messages from the authentication system, such as login
cron Messages from the internal cron facility
daemon Messages from storage system daemons, such as rshd
kern Messages from the storage system kernel
* Messages from all facilities
The level parameter describes the severity of the message. The following table describes the level parameter keywords arranged in order from most to least severe.
Level Description
emerg Panic condition that causes a disruption of normal service
alert Condition that you should correct immediately, such as a failed disk
crit Critical conditions, such as disk errors
err Errors, such as those caused by a bad configuration file
warning Conditions that might become errors if not corrected
notice Conditions that are not errors, but might require special handling
info Information, such as the hourly uptime message
debug Used for diagnostic purposes
* All levels of errors
The action parameter specifies where to send messages. Messages for the specified level or higher are sent to the message destination. The following table describes the possible actions and gives examples of each action.
Action Example
Send messages to a file specified by a path. /etc/messages
Send messages to a host name preceded by an @ sign. @adminhost
Send messages to the console. /dev/console or *

For more information about the syslog.conf file, see the na_syslog.conf(5) man page.