Bug 243453 - Log duplication
Summary: Log duplication
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: conf (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
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Reported: 2020-01-19 17:46 UTC by Michael
Modified: 2020-01-22 07:24 UTC (History)
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Description Michael 2020-01-19 17:46:18 UTC
How to exclude logging duplication from certain programs?
I have a standard /etc/syslog.conf
and create an additional file in /etc/syslog.d/ with the following contents:

!ovpn1
*.*                                             /var/log/ovpn/ovpn1.log
!-ovpn1
!ovpn2
*.*                                             /var/log/ovpn/ovpn2.log
!-ovpn2
!ovpn3
*.*                                             /var/log/ovpn/ovpn3.log
!-ovpn3
!ovpn4
*.*                                             /var/log/ovpn/ovpn4.log
!-ovpn4
. . . cut here . . .
!ovpn158
*.*                                             /var/log/ovpn/ovpn158.log
!-ovpn158

Unfortunately, the output from the programs goes to /var/log/messages and to /var/log/daemon.log all the same, exactly like the assigned files in the additional config file (/var/log/ovpn/ovpn1.log ... /var/log/ovpn/ovpn158.log)
Comment 1 Michael 2020-01-22 07:24:04 UTC
Experimenting with different options from Google, I found a temporary solution to the problem. But it is not so logical. FreeBSD designers must do something about it! We modify the standard configuration file /etc/syslog.conf:

$FreeBSD$
#
#       Spaces ARE valid field separators in this file. However,
#       other *nix-like systems still insist on using tabs as field
#       separators. If you are sharing this file between systems, you
#       may want to use only tabs as field separators here.
#       Consult the syslog.conf(5) manpage.
#       openvpn: /%regex 'ovpn[1-9]'/

!-ovpn1,ovpn2,ovpn3,ovpn4, . . . cut here (very! long string) . . . ,ovpn158

*.err;kern.warning;auth.notice;mail.crit                /dev/console
*.notice;authpriv.none;kern.debug;lpr.info;mail.crit;news.err   /var/log/messages
security.*                                      /var/log/security
auth.info;authpriv.info                         /var/log/auth.log
mail.info                                       /var/log/maillog
cron.*                                          /var/log/cron
!-devd
*.=debug                                        /var/log/debug.log
*.emerg                                         *
daemon.info                                     /var/log/daemon.log
# uncomment this to log all writes to /dev/console to /var/log/console.log
# touch /var/log/console.log and chmod it to mode 600 before it will work
#console.info                                   /var/log/console.log
# uncomment this to enable logging of all log messages to /var/log/all.log
# touch /var/log/all.log and chmod it to mode 600 before it will work
#*.*                                            /var/log/all.log
# uncomment this to enable logging to a remote loghost named loghost
#*.*                                            @loghost
# uncomment these if you're running inn
# news.crit                                     /var/log/news/news.crit
# news.err                                      /var/log/news/news.err
# news.notice                                   /var/log/news/news.notice
# Uncomment this if you wish to see messages produced by devd
# !devd
# *.>=notice                                    /var/log/devd.log
!*
include                                         /etc/syslog.d
include                                         /usr/local/etc/syslog.d