Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Configure a system to accept logging from a remote system

As I said in my previous post this should be combined with this objective, Configure a system to log to a remote system. At any rate, in order to configure a system to accept logging from a remote system, you need to edit the /etc/rsyslog.conf file.

Remove the comments from these lines to activate TCP remote logging.
#$InputTCPServerRun 514
so that they look like this
$InputTCPServerRun 514
Open the firewall and save the configuration change to the firewall:
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 514 -j ACCEPT; service iptables save
All that remains is to restart the logging daemon:
service rsyslog restart
Note that you could use UDP instead or as well as TCP. The rsyslog manual is your friend.

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