[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD syslog.conf quickie

Kevin Reiter KReiter at insidefsi.net
Mon Apr 23 13:52:00 EDT 2007

kreiter at insidefsi.net wrote:
: All,
: A quick question on the syntax for defining a remote system logging
: to a remote syslog server. 
: I have a number of routers I want to send their syslogs to a FreeBSD
: system.  I've checked all the firewall rules and know that not to be
: a problem.  My question is, in the syslog.conf file itself, how to I
: define a host to log to a specific logfile?  I've RTFM, checked
: Google, and checked everything else I thought might have been mucking
: up the waters, but can't seem to get this straight.     
: I'm looking to get all syslogs for hostname "ssr" to go to
: /var/log/router.log 
: In my /etc/syslog.conf, I have the following entry:
: +ssr.*                 /var/log/router.log
:: From man 5 syslog.conf:
: A hostname specification of the form `#+hostname' or `+hostname' means
: the following blocks will be applied to messages received from the
: speci- 
: fied hostname.  Alternatively, the hostname specification
: `#-hostname' or `-hostname' causes the following blocks to be applied
: to messages from 
: any host but the one specified.  If the hostname is given as `@', the
: local hostname will be used.  As for program specifications, multiple
: comma-separated values may be specified for hostname specifications.
: I've tried using +ssr, +ssr.*, and a few other variations with no
: luck. 
: Am I just reading the examples wrong?  (In my defense, I've had a
: headache for the past 3 days, which hasn't helped..) 
: Thanks,
: Kev

FYI, I fixed it by installing syslog-ng.  I was actually surprised that only 1 person replied to this (thanks, Rodrique.)

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