Alternative to syslogd that actually writes external logs to files?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Nov 29 10:29:47 UTC 2011

On 29/11/2011 01:28, Kaya Saman wrote:
> 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.

Use netcat to test UDP connectivity -- it's in the base system as nc(1):

   % nc -v -u 514



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