Redirect SSHD messages from Application to Security log in Win2k

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Dec 1 09:18:00 GMT 2005

On Nov 30 15:16, Brian Dessent wrote:
> Listmail wrote:
> > 2) I would like the ssh messages to go to the Security log, as it is
> > empty now and seems like a logically named place for these events.
> > The application log is getting full quickly by ssh logon/logoff
> > messages.
> This is not possible without modifying the syslog code in cygwin, and
> even then I don't know if regular applications can log to the security
> log.

It can't.  MSDN documents that the Security log is for system use only
and that an application trying to register for this log fails:

Makes sense, after all sshd is just an application.

Why not use syslogd instead?


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