remote logging with syslogd

David Robillard david.robillard at
Fri Mar 23 13:54:34 UTC 2007

> Thnx for the tip. Found out that it was not the airport UDP port. It is
> some misconfiguration in my DNS, but still don't get why it doesn't work
> as expected. For some reason my DNS-name is snipped just before the TLD.
> Oh btw i changed some configs
> I prepended to /etc/syslog.conf the next and deleted what I wrote above
> # Log remote Airport Express
> *.*             /var/log/airport.log
> +*
> !*
> And in rc.conf I changed the above to:
> syslogd_enable="YES"
> syslogd_flags="-b -a
> So what comes in on syslogd looks like "airport.intranet.mydomain" so no
> .org or something. I really don't get where that comes from. But now
> syslogd rejects because of "name mismatch".

If you're having DNS problems, you can always check if your rc.conf(5)
and syslog.conf(5) configurations are good by using IP addresses.
Don't forget to restart syslogd(8) of course. That will help you find
out if your configurations are good.

Now that should not prevent you from fixing your DNS :)

Have fun.

David Robillard
UNIX systems administrator & Oracle DBA
CISSP, RHCE & Sun Certified Security Administrator
Montreal: +1 514 966 0122

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