empty log files

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 13:38:53 UTC 2008

2008/7/1 michael <cs at networkingnewsletter.org.uk>:
> I can't recall doing anything 'wrong' but I now notice most of my log
> files are, unexpectedly, empty (see example, below). Anybody care to
> suggest how I can debug why this is so? Thanks, M

Did you by chance happen to install vmware? Installing vmware seems to
change the SEli9nux context of /etc/services, which prevents syslog
from working. To fix:

1) run /sbin/restorecon -v /etc/services
2) /sbin/service syslog restart


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