Why does syslog show only the hostname of a server sending the syslog message and not also the full DNS-domain?

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When logging syslog messages over network the receiving rsyslog shows only the hostname of the host where the message originated from. The output should also contain the DNS domain.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • RHEL 6
  • network logging with rsyslog

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