syslogd problem

syslogd problem

Post by Orjan Johansso » Tue, 24 Jul 2001 18:42:03



Hi all!

I've ben toying around with a perlscript to collect syslog messages from a
firewall (Matt Post's 'pixlog) and can't get it to work. After some
analyzing I've come to realize that the messages never even reach the Linux
box (Red Hat 7.0). I've read through the man-page for syslogd, and can't see
what I'm doing wrong. The firewall sends logs with no problems to an
NT-server running Cisco's syslogserver, so why doesn't it work with my Linux
box? Here's what I add to syslog.conf:

local4.=info                /var/log/messages

also tried:

local4.*                    /var/log/newlog

Also fooled around with different facilities (yes, I've set the firewall to
the same facility!!), but to no avail. Is there something I'm missing when
it comes to allowing others than localhost to send messages to syslogd? I've
cleared all filtering (all chains set to policy accept).

Any input greatly appreciated!

TIA,
Orjan

 
 
 

syslogd problem

Post by Dean Thompso » Tue, 24 Jul 2001 21:55:39


Hi!,

Quote:> I've ben toying around with a perlscript to collect syslog messages from a
> firewall (Matt Post's 'pixlog) and can't get it to work. After some
> analyzing I've come to realize that the messages never even reach the Linux
> box (Red Hat 7.0). I've read through the man-page for syslogd, and can't
> see what I'm doing wrong. The firewall sends logs with no problems to an
> NT-server running Cisco's syslogserver, so why doesn't it work with my
> Linux box? Here's what I add to syslog.conf:

Are you starting the syslogd daemon with the "-r" parameter which allows
remote hosts to send messages to your syslog ?

See ya

Dean Thompson

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syslogd problem

Post by Orjan Johansso » Tue, 24 Jul 2001 23:13:26


What can I say? Dean comes through once again...:-) Thanks!! Couldn't find
that option. works like a charm now.

Cheers,
Orjan

Quote:

> Hi!,

> > I've ben toying around with a perlscript to collect syslog messages from
a
> > firewall (Matt Post's 'pixlog) and can't get it to work. After some
> > analyzing I've come to realize that the messages never even reach the
Linux
> > box (Red Hat 7.0). I've read through the man-page for syslogd, and can't
> > see what I'm doing wrong. The firewall sends logs with no problems to an
> > NT-server running Cisco's syslogserver, so why doesn't it work with my
> > Linux box? Here's what I add to syslog.conf:

> Are you starting the syslogd daemon with the "-r" parameter which allows
> remote hosts to send messages to your syslog ?

> See ya

> Dean Thompson

> --

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|
> | Bach. Computing (Hons)     | ICQ     - 45191180
|
> | PhD Student                | Office  - <Off-Campus>
|
> | School Comp.Sci & Soft.Eng | Phone   - +61 3 9903 2787 (Gen. Office)
|
> | MONASH (Caulfield Campus)  | Fax     - +61 3 9903 1077
|
> | Melbourne, Australia       |
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