Syslog and Cisco

Joost Bekkers joost at
Sat Nov 1 10:06:26 PST 2003

On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 11:33:39AM -0600, list wrote:
> I am trying to send cisco's syslog to Syslogd and i have been unsuccessful. I 
> have modified the syslog.conf to list local6.*	/var/log/cisco. I have changed 
> rc.conf to start syslog with -a and removed the -s command. I have checked 
> with logger. While using the logger from FreeBsd i am able to log meesage in 
> to the cisco.log file. However from network i am not able to do so. I looked 
> tcpdump see the packets but nothing shows in cisco.log or to all the other 
> log files.

You have to specify a 'service' of * on the syslogd commandline (with
the -a option). By default syslogd only accepts packets coming from
the sysog port on the remote host.  Cisco uses a dynamicly allocated
port for sending the logging.

Hope this helps.

greetz Joost
joost at

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