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Date:      Sat, 12 Jan 2008 15:50:45 -0600
From:      Jeffrey Goldberg <>
To:        Andy Greenwood <>
Cc:        User questions <>
Subject:   Re: syslogd not reading messages from a remote machine
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On Jan 11, 2008, at 9:51 AM, Andy Greenwood wrote:

> I have recently set up a Fortigate-60 to run as a firewall/vpn on my  
> home network. I have a FreeBSD 7.0-prerelease machine sitting behind  
> it in the DMZ which is running ssh/web/etc. I'm trying to get the FG  
> to log to the BSD box's syslog. I have set up the necessary stuff on  
> the FG, and can send test logs from there to the bsd box. Running  
> tcpdump on the bsd [...]

> So I know that the packets are getting to the machine. I've set up  
> syslogd to accept packets from in rc.conf, and  
> confirmed that the FG's IP should be accepted [...]

> I've restarted syslogd after every change I've made, but no dice.  
> Can anyone shed some light on why these messages aren't logging and  
> what I need to do to fix it?

I'm sure that there is a simple answer for getting syslogd to work  
properly.  But after similar experiences to yours (on other systems),  
I now use syslog-ng (in ports) for any system that is going to be a  
remote syslog server.

With syslog-ng, I can easily have my logs organized by originating  
host and day.

I know this doesn't answer your syslogd question, but it might provide  
a useful solution for you.



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