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Re: [opensuse] Cant get syslog server my w/station to accept 514 connections for remote logging.
  • From: Chuck Amadi <chuck.amadi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 17:04:23 +0100
  • Message-id: <460BE387.4060002@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Carlos E. R. wrote:
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The Thursday 2007-03-29 at 15:59 +0100, Chuck Amadi wrote:

I have been trying to get my OpenSuSE 10.2 Retail Client to accept remote logs
from mail server.

Piece of cake. :-p

Any ideas

Add this to the default config of /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf

source ext {
        udp(ip("") port(514));

below the source src {...} def. Then:

filter f_router { host("router"); };
destination router { file("/var/log/router"); };
log { source(ext); filter(f_router); destination(router); };

All my external log sources are thus separated.

- -- Cheers,
       Carlos E. R.

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Hi Carlos (Greatt List)

Excellent  added your additions and run  netstat command which now works.

chuck:/var/log # netstat -a | egrep syslog
udp        0      0 *:syslog                *:*

Next tasks as I see that the syslog client's mail is in my /var/log/mail
So any steps me in the right direction to for my external log sources in a separated file as you mentioned.
Thus my proof concept is working and I am going "Now" create the setup on one of are dormant web servers
which I will install MailGraph for graph reports on are mail server as I am not allowed to add any more load on are postfix mail server.


Chuck Amadi
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