Duplication of host names in syslog server logs

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • A sysklogd log server accepts remote logs from RHEL4 and RHEL5 machines without issue; however, on the syslog server all log entries from RHEL6 machines have the hostname duplicated in them, e.g.:

    Mar  8 09:25:24 example.com  example.com  kernel: Zone PFN ranges:
    Mar  8 09:25:24 example.com  example.com  Using APIC driver default

Why is this happening and how can it be fixed?


  • log server running standard syslog
  • clients running rsyslog

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