You want to find out where all your syslog messages go.
#!/bin/sh PROG=`basename "$0"` FACILITIES='auth authpriv cron daemon ftp kern lpr mail news syslog user uucp local0 local1 local2 local3 local4 local5 local6 local7' PRIORITIES='emerg alert crit err warning notice info debug' for f in $FACILITIES do for p in $PRIORITIES do logger -p $f.$p "$PROG[$$]: testing $f.$p" done done
This script simply iterates through all syslog facilities and priorities, sending a message to each combination. After running it, examine your log files to see which messages ended up where.
If you don't want to hard-code the facilities and priorities (in case they change), write an analogous program in C and reference the names directly in /usr/include/sys/syslog.h.
logger(1), syslogd(8), syslog.conf(5).
syslog-ng ("new generation") is a more powerful replacement for the standard system logger. If you crave more features or are frustrated by limitations of facilities and priorities, check out http://www.balabit.com/products/syslog_ng.