Alternative to syslogd that actually writes external logs to files?

Damien Fleuriot ml at
Tue Nov 29 13:16:57 UTC 2011

On 11/29/11 1:44 PM, Kaya Saman wrote:
> 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.

Guys you're looking way too far, connectivity is fine as shown by OP's
rsyslogd debug output which clearly states it has received the message,
processed it, and matched it to an incoming rule.

The problem is not there.

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