AIX Syslog where the hostname sit


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AIX Syslog where the hostname sit

Dear all experts,
I would like to know where can I find the hostname located as when I receive the syslog, I can only see as below : (showing in localhost instead of the hostname)
Code:
Feb  6 15:31:31 localhost syslog:info syslogd: restart
Feb  6 15:31:50 localhost syslog:info syslogd: restart
Feb  6 15:36:06 localhost daemon:info xntpd[3604704]: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum=3
Feb  6 15:42:01 localhost syslog:info syslogd: restart

I have checked /etc/hosts, hostname has stated correctly with correct IP.

Last edited by vbe; 02-06-2017 at 05:32 AM.. Reason: code tags please even for so lttle...
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The hostname of your system can be retrieved by using the hostname utility.
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Originally Posted by Don Cragun
The hostname of your system can be retrieved by using the hostname utility.
Hi, thanks for your reply.
Are you saying the smitty hostname? Or command hostname?
For your info, I have done that and the returned value is my server's hostname. And that's why I can't understand why the syslog doesn't show the my server's hostname and instead it only show "localhost"
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Is it possible you do a network syslog to 127.0.0.1?
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Originally Posted by RudiC
Is it possible you do a network syslog to 127.0.0.1?
Thanks RudiC,
Sorry that I do not understand what you mean of network syslog to 127.0.0.1? Can you provide me a command to do it?
Thanks.
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The 'host name' shown in the syslog is usually set by the source system. I suspect that your server is receiving log data from another server and the problem lies there. Back-tracking may prove difficult.

Can you cause anything to generate these messages on demand? e.g. restart the syslog service



Robin
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Originally Posted by rbatte1
The 'host name' shown in the syslog is usually set by the source system. I suspect that your server is receiving log data from another server and the problem lies there. Back-tracking may prove difficult.

Can you cause anything to generate these messages on demand? e.g. restart the syslog service



Robin
FYI, my server was restored from another server's mksysb. I have changed the host tables as well as the network to become a new server. There may be some system files that still having information of the previous server.
But I have performed refresh -s syslogd and the hostname shown in syslog still "localhost".
I have also performed refresh -g inetd and several tcp related subsystem group. Do I need to reboot the server?
For the question of whether I can generate messages on demand for the syslog? Yes, I can always try to sign in with dummy user ID and the syslog will capture it.


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