Syslog to CIFS possible?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jan.n, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

    Hi, is the only option to log to a remote machine that I set up syslog on some device?
    Or can I make tomato put the logfiles on a CIFS share?
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    You _might_ be able to create a symlink from /var/log/messages to a CIFS volume and restart the logging service, though I have not attempted it.

  3. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    service logging stop
    mv -f /var/log/messages /cifs1/messages
    ln -s /var/log/messages /cifs1/messages
    service logging start
    should do the trick
  4. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

    Thank you both, I tried it and it worked, just had to swap source and dest:
    ln -s /cifs1/messages /var/log/messages 
    Is this symlink persistent or do I have to create it after a reboot?
  5. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    whoopsa, i always mix up ln's syntax.
    the symlink will disappear upon reboot. you might want to add those lines to the init script - with an adequate waiting period so the disabling of the syslogger doesn't miss too much.
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