[Xymon] reading /var/log/messages

Henrik Størner henrik at hswn.dk
Tue Sep 15 16:36:47 CEST 2015

Remember that you must restart Xymon to pick up any changes in the 
user/group settings (just as  you need to logout/login if you add 
yourself to a group).


Den 14-09-2015 kl. 17:35 skrev Elizabeth Jones:
> 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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