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    syslog logging to another device.

    Hey,

    I am trying to configure syslogd to forward the logs to another host but am unable to get it working

    from what i can see in the "/etc/init.d/syslog" it looks like it is pulling the config from "/etc/syslog-startup.conf" but after adding my remote host like below the logs are not being sent.

    Code:
    # This configuration file is used by the busybox syslog init script,
    # /etc/init.d/syslog[.busybox] to set syslog configuration at start time.
    
    DESTINATION=file		# log destinations (buffer file remote)
    LOGFILE=/var/log/messages	# where to log (file)
    REMOTE=192.168.0.30:514		# where to log (syslog remote)
    REDUCE=no			# reduce-size logging
    DROPDUPLICATES=no		# whether to drop duplicate log entries
    #ROTATESIZE=0			# rotate log if grown beyond X [kByte]
    #ROTATEGENS=3			# keep X generations of rotated logs
    BUFFERSIZE=64			# size of circular buffer [kByte]
    FOREGROUND=no			# run in foreground (don't use!)
    LOGLEVEL=5			# local log level (between 1 and 8)
    I am sniffing the traffic from engima2 device and i can not see any traffic being sent out on port 514 after restarting syslog and rebooting the box.

    Any idea where i should specifily the remote host. I have also tired adding the remote host to this "/etc/syslog.conf" in the usual syslog format but no luck with that either.
    Code:
    #  /etc/syslog.conf	Configuration file for busybox's syslogd utility
    *.*                                       @192.168.0.30
    On another note I dont see any auth logs. is there a way to enable this

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    Try setting
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     DESTINATION=remote
    in the file too (i.e. the "buffer file remote" comment is a 3-way choice...)
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    can't believe I missed that. I tired using upper case "REMOTE"

    Is it possible to log to both file and remote. It does not look like it is possible in the syslog startup script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alankellyeire View Post
    can't believe I missed that. I tired using upper case "REMOTE"
    It's amazing what Google searches can throw up...
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