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NAME

       syslog-ng-debun - syslog-ng DEBUg buNdle generator

SYNOPSIS

       syslog-ng-debun [options]

DESCRIPTION

       NOTE: The syslog-ng-debun application is distributed with the system logging application,
       and is usually part of the package. The latest version of the application is available at
       .

       This manual page is only an abstract, for the complete documentation of syslog-ng, see The
       syslog-ng Administrator Guide[1].

       The syslog-ng-debun tool collects and saves information about your installation, making
       troubleshooting easier, especially if you ask help about your related problem.

GENERAL OPTIONS

       -r
           Run syslog-ng-debun. Using this option is required to actually execute the data
           collection with syslog-ng-debun. It is needed to prevent accidentally running
           syslog-ng-debun.

       -h
           Display the help page.

       -l
           Do not collect privacy-sensitive data, for example, process tree, fstab, and so on. If
           you use with -d, then the following parameters will be used for debug mode:-Fev

       -R <directory>
           The directory where is installed instead of /opt/syslog-ng.

       -W <directory>
           Set the working directory, where the debug bundle will be saved. Default value: /tmp.
           The name of the created file is
           syslog.debun.${host}.${date}.${3-random-characters-or-pid}.tgz

DEBUG MODE OPTIONS

       -d
           Start in debug mode, using the -Fedv --enable-core options.

           Warning! Using this option under high message load may increase disk I/O during the
           debug, and the resulting debug bundle can be huge. To exit debug mode, press Enter.

       -D <options>
           Start in debug mode, using the specified command-line options. To exit debug mode,
           press Enter. For details on the available options, see ???.

       -t <seconds>
           Run in noninteractive debug mode for <seconds>, and automatically exit debug mode
           after the specified number of seconds.

       -w <seconds>
           Wait <seconds> seconds before starting debug mode.

SYSTEM CALL TRACING

       -s
           Enable syscall tracing (strace -f or truss -f). Note that using -s itself does not
           enable debug mode, only traces the system calls of an already running process. To
           trace system calls in debug mode, use both the -s and -d options.

PACKET CAPTURE OPTIONS

       Capturing packets requires a packet capture tool on the host. The syslog-ng-debun tool
       attempts to use tcpdump on most platforms, except for Solaris, where it uses snoop.

       -i <interface>
           Capture packets only on the specified interface, for example, eth0.

       -p
           Capture incoming packets using the following filter: port 514 or port 601 or port 53

       -P <options>
           Capture incoming packets using the specified filter.

       -t <seconds>
           Run in noninteractive debug mode for <seconds>, and automatically exit debug mode
           after the specified number of seconds.

EXAMPLES

           syslog-ng-debun -r

       Create a simple debug bundle, collecting information about your environment, for example,
       list packages containing the word: syslog, ldd of your syslog-binary, and so on.

           syslog-ng-debun -r -l

       Similar to syslog-ng-debun -r, but without privacy-sensitive information. For example, the
       following is NOT collected: fstab, df output, mount info, ip / network interface
       configuration, DNS resolv info, and process tree.

           syslog-ng-debun -r -d

       Similar to syslog-ng-debun -r, but it also stops syslog-ng, then restarts it in debug mode
       (-Fedv --enable-core). To stop debug mode, press Enter. The output of the debug mode
       collected into a separate file, and also added to the debug bundle.

           syslog-ng-debun -r -s

       Trace the system calls (using strace or truss) of an already running process.

           syslog-ng-debun -r -d -s

       Restart in debug mode, and also trace the system calls (using strace or truss) of the
       process.

           syslog-ng-debun -r -p

       Run packet capture (pcap) with the filter: port 514 or port 601 or port 53 Also waits for
       pressing Enter, like debug mode.

           syslog-ng-debun -r -p -t 10

       Noninteractive debug mode: Similar to syslog-ng-debun -r -p, but automatically exit after
       10 seconds.

           syslog-ng-debun -r -P "host 1.2.3.4"  -D "-Fev --enable-core"

       Change the packet-capturing filter from the default to host 1.2.3.4. Also change debugging
       parameters from the default to -Fev --enable-core. Since a timeout (-t) is not given,
       waits for pressing Enter.

           syslog-ng-debun -r -p -d -w 5 -t 10

       Collect pcap and debug mode output following this scenario:

       ·   Start packet capture with default parameters (-p)

       ·   Wait 5 seconds (-w 5)

       ·   Stop syslog-ng

       ·   Start syslog-ng in debug mode with default parameters (-d)

       ·   Wait 10 seconds (-t 10)

       ·   Stop syslog-ng debuging

       ·   Start syslog-ng

       ·   Stop packet capturing

FILES

       /usr/bin/loggen

SEE ALSO

       syslog-ng.conf(5)

           Note
           For the detailed documentation of see The 3.19 Administrator Guide[2]

           If you experience any problems or need help with syslog-ng, visit the syslog-ng
           mailing list[3].

           For news and notifications about of syslog-ng, visit the syslog-ng blogs[4].

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by the Balabit Documentation Team
       <documentation@balabit.com>.

COPYRIGHT

NOTES

        1. The syslog-ng Administrator Guide
           https://www.balabit.com/support/documentation/

        2. The  3.19 Administrator Guide
           https://www.balabit.com/documents/syslog-ng-ose-latest-guides/en/syslog-ng-ose-guide-admin/html/index.html

        3. syslog-ng mailing list
           https://lists.balabit.hu/mailman/listinfo/syslog-ng

        4. syslog-ng blogs
           https://syslog-ng.org/blogs/