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    How can I start syslogd so I can then view the syslogd log? (I am using iptables)

    I am using iptables, and I have a rule that makes a log.

    But I can't see the log.

    I can't seem to see anything iptables or syslogd related in /var/log that has anything.

    I read on a page quoting the book knoppix hacks

    "most of the services log to /var/syslog, which knoppix disables by default. To start the syslog service, go to K-menu..knoppix..services..start syslog which launches a terminal which displays live output ok of /var/log/syslog"

    The problem is, I don't have /sys/log/syslog

    And, I can't seem to start it.

    In my K-menu...Knoppix, I don't see 'services' listed and 'start syslog' listed.

    I can see the sysklogd service in /etc/init.d but starting it leads to some error messages-

    knoppix@Microknoppix:/var$ sudo /etc/init.d/sysklogd start
    [....] Starting system log daemon...chown: cannot access `/var/log/mail.warn': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/user.log': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/daemon.log': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/messages': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/debug': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/auth.log': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/mail.err': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/news/news.notice': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/syslog': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/news/news.crit': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/mail.log': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/kern.log': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/lpr.log': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/mail.info': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/log/news/news.err': No such file or directory
    failed!
    knoppix@Microknoppix:/var$
    Last edited by terapin; 05-31-2014 at 02:33 PM.

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