Technical Documentation

System Log Facility Codes and Numerical Codes Reported in Priority Information

Table 1 lists the facility codes that can appear in system log messages and maps them to facility names.

Note: If the second column in Table 1 does not include the JUNOS facility name for a code, the facility cannot be included in a statement at the [edit system syslog] hierarchy level. The JUNOS Software might use the facilities in Table 1—and others that are not listed—when reporting on internal operations.

Table 1: Facility Codes Reported in Priority Information

Code

JUNOS Facility Name

Type of Event or Error

AUTH

authorization

Authentication and authorization attempts

AUTHPRIV

 

Authentication and authorization attempts that can be viewed by superusers only

CHANGE

change-log

Changes to the JUNOS configuration

CONFLICT

conflict-log

Specified configuration is invalid on the router type

CONSOLE

 

Messages written to /dev/console by the kernel console output r

CRON

 

Actions performed or errors encountered by the cron process

DAEMON

daemon

Actions performed or errors encountered by system processes

DFC

dfc

Actions performed or errors encountered by the dynamic flow capture process

FIREWALL

firewall

Packet filtering actions performed by a firewall filter

FTP

ftp

Actions performed or errors encountered by the FTP process

INTERACT

interactive-commands

Commands issued at the JUNOS CLI prompt or invoked by a client application such as a JUNOScript or NETCONF client

KERN

kernel

Actions performed or errors encountered by the JUNOS kernel

NTP

 

Actions performed or errors encountered by the Network Time Protocol (NTP)

PFE

pfe

Actions performed or errors encountered by the Packet Forwarding Engine

SYSLOG

 

Actions performed or errors encountered by the JUNOS system logging utility

USER

user

Actions performed or errors encountered by user-space processes

Table 2 lists the numerical severity codes that can appear in system log messages and maps them to severity levels.

Table 2: Numerical Codes for Severity Levels Reported in Priority Information

Numerical Code

Severity Level

Description

0

emergency

System panic or other condition that causes the router to stop functioning

1

alert

Conditions that require immediate correction, such as a corrupted system database

2

critical

Critical conditions, such as hard errors

3

error

Error conditions that generally have less serious consequences than errors in the emergency, alert, and critical levels

4

warning

Conditions that warrant monitoring

5

notice

Conditions that are not errors but might warrant special handling

6

info

Events or nonerror conditions of interest

7

debug

Software debugging messages (these appear only if a technical support representative has instructed you to configure this severity level)


Published: 2010-04-26