By default syslog daemons don't accept remote log submissions. I need mine to, but don't really have a clue how to configure that. Can anyone help me out, send me a good tutorial, etc. I have been googling for awhile, but can seem to find what I'm looking for. Any help would be appreciated

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Read the man-page for your operating system (man syslogd). On FreeBSD, you need to pass -a and the addresses of white-listed senders to the syslogd invocation.


man syslogd
-r This option will enable the facility to receive message from the network using an internet domain socket with the syslog service (see services(5)). The default is to not receive any messages from the network.

on centos, should be like this $ cat /etc/sysconfig/syslog |grep OPT SYSLOGD_OPTIONS="-m 0 -r"

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