Syslog logging recommendation

Henrik Lidström FreeBSD at
Tue Jan 17 06:24:34 PST 2006

> I'm looking for a recommendation for capturing syslogs from my small 
> network. >Specifically, initially I'd like to capture the syslog from 
> my Netgear router >and store it on my FreeBSD machine. Later I'd add 
> other machines on the >network. I've seen msyslog in the ports, but 
> there's virtually no information >on it out there. I've also seen 
> syslog-ng, which looks promising. I'd like to >store the information 
> in mySQL. I'd appreciate any recommendations and/or >pointers to 
> pages with setup examples.
> Thanks,
> Bill
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We went with syslog-ng for collecting logs, storing them on filesystem 
(Rotated monthly, saved for a year) and sending them to a mysql-server 
which phpsyslog-ng uses to display data for easy search / glances.

Works really well.

We use this version of phpsyslogng:
and one of all guides is this one:


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