syslogd remote logging

Daniel Molina Wegener dmw at
Mon Aug 21 20:58:39 UTC 2006

Josh Paetzel escribió:
> I am trying to get syslogd configured to do remote logging to another 
> box.  In my syslog.conf on the local machine I have:
> local0.*  @xx.xx.xx.xx
> In syslog.conf on the remote machine I have:
> local0.* /some/file.log
> and I have added the syslogd_flags="-a xx.xx.xx.xx/xx" to rc.conf on 
> the remote machine and restarted syslogd.  
> So far nothing is being logged to the remote machine.  Can anyone 
> point out a step that I have missed?


    In the machine that receives the syslogd messages, try specifiying
the message source:

+host		# host is the name of the machine that sends messages
local0.*	/some/file.log	# the message type and log file
+*		# resets the log source specification...

    The manual page syslog.conf(5) specifies this issue.

Daniel Molina Wegener

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