Freesco As A Syslog Server

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Postby bgristwo_au » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:47 am


Some time ago I moved to ADSL broadband using an ADSL modem/router with a good incoming firewall that has served to replace my dialup FREESCO of some years. I would have liked to keep it going for DHCP use but it wasn't worth the power use. I now have a need to log the Internet usage but the ADSL router can't log internally. It can however do remote logging to a syslog host. Is it possible to set FREESCO as a syslog host? This would be good for my use as I have a little analysis script to mask sites I have seen before so the new ones get highlighted. Any thoughts?

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Postby dingetje » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:35 pm

You need to start syslogd with -r -m0 options to make it listen for remote syslog clients.
But I'm not quite sure where syslogd is started
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Postby nicolas » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:43 pm

syslog already starts in remote reception.
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Postby Lightning » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:53 pm

syslogd is started in the initial rc script and as stated above it is already configured to listen for a remote host. So all that should be required is to configure the client to send the logs to FREESCO.
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Postby CDFiXER » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:28 am

Noticed this topis as I was posting something related to a UPS. Here is an example straight from my main Freesco box, message generated by a UPS: APC: Test Syslog.

(Ok, not a 'real' message, just one generated when I told the UPS to test the syslog report generation. It works in other words ;) )
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Postby bgristwo_au » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:05 am

Thanks all. That is awesome. Looks like an install of 0.3.7 is on the agenda. :D
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