[Xymon] reading /var/log/messages

SebA spah at syntec.co.uk
Mon Sep 14 17:49:48 CEST 2015

Have you restarted the xymon client?  Changes to linux group memberships on
apply to new logins...

Kind regards, 




From: Elizabeth Jones [mailto:oogiejonz at yahoo.com] 
Sent: 14 September 2015 16:36
To: xymon at xymon.com
Subject: reading /var/log/messages

We just set up splunk in our environment and have made all our
/var/log/messages owned by root:splunk mode 640 so that splunk can read and
index these files.  I was thinking I could add xymon user to splunk group
and that would allow xymon to read /var/log/messages as well, but it doesn't
seem to be working.  I can read /var/log/messages as the xymon user but the
msgs web page is still showing 

Cannot open logfile /var/log/messages : Permission denied
Any ideas on what else I can do to allow xymon to get these logs?

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