Syslog server not logging remote machines to file?

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Sat Nov 19 15:20:09 UTC 2011

Kaya Saman <kayasaman at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a really strange problem which seems to either be a bug with 
> the syslog server service or perhaps because I'm running jails on my 
> system.....
> I can log my router syslog information but somehow the syslog server 
> doesn't put the information into the designated file; which should be 
> /var/log/cisco857w.log???

The -usual- 'gotcha' for this situation is that you have to _create_ the 
file FIRST, and then tell syslogd to reload it's configuration.  (i.e. 
'kill -HUP' the PID for syslogd)

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