Alternative to syslogd that actually writes external logs to files?

Damien Fleuriot ml at
Mon Nov 28 18:58:13 UTC 2011

On 11/28/11 7:09 PM, Kaya Saman wrote:
> [...snip...]
>> Properly configured, syslogd will log remotely.  However something
>> like sysutils/rsyslog may fit your requirements better.
>> -- 
>> Adam Vande More
> Thanks for that. I have tested rsyslog which is backwards compatible
> with syslog but again something failed with that in order to write to
> the created logfile???

We have absolutely no problems whatsoever with rsyslogd here.

It runs on our FreeBSD firewall boxes and logs both to local files and
a remote server running rsyslogd on debian.

Additionally and in reply to your need to track what happens on your
network, I very highly recommend Observium which we have been running
for over 18 months now and which I use on an almost daily basis.

The icing on the cake is that you'll be able to export your logs to
Observium directly.

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