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Aug 17 / Greg

Send Test Syslog Message

I have test emails send daily, but what I failed to test was my syslog server. Now that I’ve had it brick on me, I’m now doing daily test syslog messages.

I use this PHP script. If you can’t happen to pull it from that site, here’s the file to download:syslog.zip (929).

I then use this simple PHP script to send the message:

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<?php
require_once('/root/syslog-check/syslog.php');
$syslog = new Syslog();
$syslog->Send('1.1.1.1', 'syslog test message');
?>

I then have this setup to run as a cron job on my cacti server:

Last, I setup a match script in cacti’s syslog to match “syslog test message”. Simple enough 🙂

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