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  1. #1

    Syslog Server Setup

    I want to setup my Ubuntu 8.04 box as a syslog server. First I need it to listen for "remote" syslogs. I edited /etc/init.d/sysklogd to accomplish this purpose. I changed

    SYSLOGD="-r -m0"

    Then I did a netstat -tulp but I don't see anything on 514. In fact, I don't see anything different from earlier at all. What gives?

    By editing the file /etc/syslog.conf I was able to change the location of my local system's logs, but I want this system to listen for remote logs.

    Any ideas?

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    Just Joined! wildpossum's Avatar
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    Have you tried "telenet localhost 514" to see if you systems port service responds (it may be running and your missed it with netstat) ?

  3. #3
    It looks like it's not running

    telnet localhost 514

    telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

    I restarted the service also. I forgot to mention that earlier.

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    Can anyone offer any help???

    Everything I read online says this process should be a snap. I don't get what I'm missing.

  6. #5
    I'm not going to give up on this thread. Somebody throw me a least give me a hint!

  7. #6
    hmmm... I guess I am going to give up on this thread, since nobody is replying...
    Last edited by charlie205; 07-02-2008 at 01:19 PM. Reason: typo

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    It looks like your firewall doesn't allow connections to that port. Can you post the output of
    sudo iptables -L

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    sudo iptables -L


    Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target prot opt source destination

    Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
    target prot opt source destination

    Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target prot opt source destination

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