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syslog shows "last message repeated X times" in /var/log/messages Technical Level
  • An event which is logged in /var/log/messages is generated multiple times in consecutive order, and the syslog daemon compresses all repeated attempts with entry "last message repeated X times" in /var/log/messages file.
  • Example:
    [DATE TIME] [SGW_Name] sshd[3561]: Failed password for admin from port 9807 ssh2
    [DATE TIME] [SGW_Name] last message repeated 2 times

Compressing consecutive events into one entry "last message repeated X times" is default behavior for syslog.

Syslog daemon integrated into Check Point software does not support the syslog flags ( -c, -cc ) to "uncompress/decompress" the syslog event messages.

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