Originally Posted by nagendrar
I think, this question not belongs to this forum.But if any body knows please help me.
I want to generate syslogd events and forward to some ip <IP> from AIX system.
I did this following way
I added "*.* @<IP>" in /etc/syslog.conf file and
syslogd restarted with following two commands
stopsrc -s syslogd
startsrc -s syslogd
Now I am dumping syslogd events with "tcpdump src port 514" command to know whether syslog events generating or not.But I am not getting any syslogd event generation.
First, there is an AIX forum on this site, and this would be more appropriate there.
As to what you're trying to do, allowable syntax in AIX syslog.conf is different than linux. Linux lets you use a wildcard in both places ( *.*). AIX does not. I think you can only wildcard the facility,
not the priority. Check the default /etc/syslog.conf on AIX, it is
explained in the comments.
Try changing *.* to something like *.debug, or *.info, and see what you get then.