Syslog from external machine

Andy Farkas andyf at
Wed May 21 15:41:25 PDT 2003

On Wed, 21 May 2003, Mark wrote:

> Using FreeBSD 4.7R, I was experimenting a bit with my router's syslog
> facility (on port 514). I set up syslogd like this:
> /usr/sbin/syslogd -a
> Assuming this would allow incoming UPD on port 514 for the
> router address. Alas, nothing is logged in /var/log/messages.

Go into /etc/syslog.conf and uncomment the `*.* /var/log/all.log` line.
touch /var/log/all.log and restart syslogd.

Now you can monitor all messages sent to syslogd.

BTW, if you only want talking to your syslogd, you should use
"-a" otherwise the default netmask is /24.


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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