Setting up a syslog server to store Fortigate log files

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sun Jan 30 07:24:26 PST 2005

Danny <nocmonkey at> writes:

> I have a Fortigate firewall which allows me to direct the logs to a
> remote host (syslog server). I am running FreeBSD 4.9R -- do I simply
> point my firewall to the IP of my server and the logs will
> automagically appear in /var/log?

Not quite; by default, FreeBSD runs syslogd in "secure" mode, which
doesn't accept messages from remote machines.  rc.conf(5) allows you
to specify your own flags for syslogd(8).

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