Novell NetWare as a syslog Client

Novell NetWare does not come with build-in syslog client functionality. However, with some external help Novell log files can be forwarded via syslog. This is the initial document on how this can be done. It is relatively brief. We hope to have updates soon.

The key point to know is that Novell NetWare stores log information in plain text file like sys$log.err, vol$log.err and tts$log.err. These files are accessible from any system that can connect to the NetWare file server.

So we can use MonitorWare Agent's file monitor to read this log files. To do this, you just need to follow these steps:

This is all that needs to be done. As soon as the Agent starts, it begins forwarding the existing file lines. After the initial forwarding, only new lines are forwarded.

Still problems enabling syslog? Find the solution in our forum or post a question there!

Syslog messages generated by these products can be received by MonitorWare Agent and WinSyslog.

All information in this section is to the best of our knowledge but without warrenty of any kind. This is free information - use it at your sole risk.

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