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Syslog facilities

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Created by Norbert Skurzewski, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

This article provides information on Syslog facilities. 

The facility value is used to determine which process of the machine created the message. Since the Syslog protocol was originally written on BSD Unix, the Facilities reflect the names of UNIX processes and daemons. The following tables list Syslog facilities and levels.

Environment

NPM version 11.5.3 or later

Detail

Number

Source

Number

Source

0

kernel messages

12

NTP subsystem

1

user-level messages

13

log audit

2

mail system

14

log  alert

3

system daemons

15

clock daemon

4

security/authorization messages

16

local use 0 (local0)

5

messages generated internally by Syslog

17

local use 1 (local1)

6

line printer subsytem

18

local use 2 (local2)

7

network news subsytem

19

local use 2 (local3)

8

UUCP subsystem

20

local use 2 (local4)

9

clock daemon

21

local use 2 (local5)

10

security/authorization messages

22

local use 2 (local6)

11

FTP daemon

23

local use 2 (local7)

Note: If you are receiving messages from a UNIX system, consider using the User Facility as your first choice. Local0 through Local7 are not used by UNIX and are traditionally used by networking equipment. Cisco routers, for example, use Local6 or Local7.

 

 

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