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SYSLOG\-NG\-CTL

Section: The syslog-ng control tool man (1)
Updated: 12/15/2014
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

syslog-ng-ctl - Display message statistics and enable verbose, debug and trace modes in syslog-ng Open Source Edition  

SYNOPSIS

syslog-ng-ctl [command] [options]
 

DESCRIPTION

NOTE: The syslog-ng-ctl application is distributed with the syslog-ng Open Source Edition system logging application, and is usually part of the syslog-ng package. The latest version of the syslog-ng application is available at m[blue]the official syslog-ng websitem[][1].

This manual page is only an abstract; for the complete documentation of syslog-ng, see m[blue]The syslog-ng Open Source Edition Administrator Guidem[][2].

The syslog-ng-ctl application is a utility that can be used to:

* enable/disable various syslog-ng messages for troubleshooting;

* display statistics about the processed messages.
 

ENABLING TROUBLESHOOTING MESSAGES

command [options]

Use the syslog-ng-ctl <command> --set=on command to display verbose, trace, or debug messages. If you are trying to solve configuration problems, the debug (and occassionally trace) messages are usually sufficient; debug messages are needed mostly for finding software errors. After solving the problem, do not forget to turn these messages off using the syslog-ng-ctl <command> --set=off. Note that enabling debug messages does not enable verbose and trace messages.

Use syslog-ng-ctl <command> without any parameters to display whether the particular type of messages are enabled or not.

If you need to use a non-standard control socket to access syslog-ng, use the syslog-ng-ctl <command> --set=on --control=<socket> command to specify the socket to use.

verbose

Print verbose messages. If syslog-ng was started with the --stderr or -e option, the messages will be sent to stderr. If not specified, syslog-ng will log such messages to its internal source.

trace

Print trace messages of how messages are processed. If syslog-ng was started with the --stderr or -e option, the messages will be sent to stderr. If not specified, syslog-ng will log such messages to its internal source.

debug

Print debug messages. If syslog-ng was started with the --stderr or -e option, the messages will be sent to stderr. If not specified, syslog-ng will log such messages to its internal source.

Example:

syslog-ng-ctl verbose --set=on
 

THE STATS COMMAND

stats [options]

Use the stats command to display statistics about the processed messages. The stats command has the following options:

--control=<socket> or -c

Specify the socket to use to access syslog-ng. Only needed when using a non-standard socket.

Example:

syslog-ng-ctl stats

An example output:

src.internal;s_all#0;;a;processed;6445
src.internal;s_all#0;;a;stamp;1268989330
destination;df_auth;;a;processed;404
destination;df_news_dot_notice;;a;processed;0
destination;df_news_dot_err;;a;processed;0
destination;d_ssb;;a;processed;7128
destination;df_uucp;;a;processed;0
source;s_all;;a;processed;7128
destination;df_mail;;a;processed;0
destination;df_user;;a;processed;1
destination;df_daemon;;a;processed;1
destination;df_debug;;a;processed;15
destination;df_messages;;a;processed;54
destination;dp_xconsole;;a;processed;671
dst.tcp;d_network#0;10.50.0.111:514;a;dropped;5080
dst.tcp;d_network#0;10.50.0.111:514;a;processed;7128
dst.tcp;d_network#0;10.50.0.111:514;a;stored;2048
destination;df_syslog;;a;processed;6724
destination;df_facility_dot_warn;;a;processed;0
destination;df_news_dot_crit;;a;processed;0
destination;df_lpr;;a;processed;0
destination;du_all;;a;processed;0
destination;df_facility_dot_info;;a;processed;0
center;;received;a;processed;0
destination;df_kern;;a;processed;70
center;;queued;a;processed;0
destination;df_facility_dot_err;;a;processed;0
 

FILES

/usr/local/sbin/syslog-ng-ctl  

SEE ALSO

m[blue]The syslog-ng Administrator Guidem[][2]

syslog-ng.conf(5)

syslog-ng(8)

m[blue]The syslog-ng OSE 3.3 Administrator Guidem[][2]

If you experience any problems or need help with syslog-ng, visit m[blue]visit the syslog-ng wikim[][3] or the m[blue]syslog-ng mailing listm[][4].

For news and notifications about of syslog-ng, visit the m[blue]syslog-ng Insider Blogm[][5].  

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by the BalaBit Documentation Team <documentation@balabit.com>.  

COPYRIGHT

 

The authors grant permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this manual page under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2 or newer (GPL v2+).  

NOTES

1.
the official syslog-ng website
http://www.balabit.com/network-security/syslog-ng/
2.


          The syslog-ng Open Source Edition Administrator Guide
        

http://www.balabit.com/support/documentation/
3.
visit the syslog-ng wiki
http://www.balabit.com/wiki/syslog-ng-faq
4.
syslog-ng mailing list
https://lists.balabit.hu/mailman/listinfo/syslog-ng
5.
syslog-ng Insider Blog
http://insider.blogs.balabit.com


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
ENABLING TROUBLESHOOTING MESSAGES
THE STATS COMMAND
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
COPYRIGHT
NOTES


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