syslog facility

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Hello,
I am looking to the help regarding syslog, but a customer wants explaination regarding the Facility, we can choose between a list of choice not explained in the help menu:
http://docs.aerohive.com/330000/docs/help/english/6.5r1/hm/full/help.htm#config/mgt/syslogD.htm?High...

Where can I find the explaination regarding the Facility setting in syslog menu?

Regards,
Christophe
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Christophe BATALHA

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Posted 3 years ago

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J. Goodnough, Champ

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Syslog Facility settings are somewhat arbitrary; if your syslog receiver is taking reports from multiple services you will want each service to have a different Facility, as many syslog implementations will automatically sort incoming logs based on Facility.
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Thanks Mr J. Goodnough, I'm still surprised that's not documented in any Aerohive's documentation, but I appreciatte your help!
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I'm not overly surprised Aerohive doesn't mention it. Syslog is an industry standard all its own that Aerohive implements for logging.