View Full Version : [ubuntu] Syslog server setup

May 14th, 2008, 08:25 PM
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?

May 14th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Did you reload/restart the syslog daemon?

May 14th, 2008, 08:44 PM
yes, I did

sudo /etc/init.d/sysklogd restart

May 20th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions? Everything I read online says this should be a snap.