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Date:      Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:44:14 +0200
From:      Kaya Saman <kayasaman@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alternative to syslogd that actually writes external logs to files?
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On 11/29/2011 12:29 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 29/11/2011 01:28, Kaya Saman wrote:
>> As you know rsyslog works over udp and telnet is a tcp protocol so I
>> enabled tcp on port 514 within rsyslog and telnet'ed from my router to
>> the syslog server.
> Use netcat to test UDP connectivity -- it's in the base system as nc(1):
>
>     % nc -v -u 192.0.2.1 514
>
> 	Cheers,
>
> 	Matthew
>

I get this result:

nc -v -u 192.168.1.120 514
Connection to 192.168.1.120 514 port [udp/syslog] succeeded!


I'm not sure though if I should be getting any of the syslog messages 
that my router is sending to the rsyslog daemon though?

I have tried but nothing displays on the server tty.




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