Alternative to syslogd that actually writes external logs to files?

Kaya Saman kayasaman at
Tue Nov 29 12:44:21 UTC 2011

On 11/29/2011 12:29 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> 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
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

I get this result:

nc -v -u 514
Connection to 514 port [udp/syslog] succeeded!

I'm not sure though if I should be getting any of the syslog messages 
that my router is sending to the rsyslog daemon though?

I have tried but nothing displays on the server tty.

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