Setting up a syslog server to store Fortigate log files

Danny nocmonkey at
Sun Jan 30 08:19:22 PST 2005

On 30 Jan 2005 10:24:23 -0500, Lowell Gilbert
<freebsd-questions-local at> wrote:
> 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).

So, in theory, after I find out what flags to set with syslogd, I
would then specify them in my rc.conf, and I would be off to the races
(of remote logging)? Or do I edit syslog.conf?

Thank you,


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