Alternative to syslogd that actually writes external logs to files?

Kaya Saman kayasaman at
Tue Nov 29 01:29:04 UTC 2011

On 11/29/2011 03:13 AM, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Kaya Saman <kayasaman at 
> <mailto:kayasaman at>> wrote:
>     Yep! I don't actually run any rules on the firewall even though PF
>     is enabled. it's just meant for fail2ban though.
>     However, disabled PF but still not working :-(
> Can you at least make a connection from the sending to receiving 
> host/port via telnet?
> -- 
> Adam Vande More

As you know rsyslog works over udp and telnet is a tcp protocol so I 
enabled tcp on port 514 within rsyslog and telnet'ed from my router to 
the syslog server.

No problems!!! It works.

Also netstat -anp tcp/udp | grep 514 shows the server listening on the 
em0 interface with correct IP which isn't a problem additionally.


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