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I'm having an issue with a Centos 5 installation. I'm trying to setup the syslog on my nagios/splunk server to accept messages from other syslog servers. I've made the necessary change to the /etc/sysconfig/syslog file, adding the -r option. I've restarted the syslog daemon and even restarted the whole server, but I'm not seeing it binding to port 514.
When I do a netstat -an |grep syslog I get nothing.
If I do a netstat -an |grep 514 I get
udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:514 0.0.0.0:*
Short of replacing syslog with something else like rsyslog or syslog-ng I can't figure out why it's not listening. Has anyone else had this problem and figured it out?
Thanks in advance!
--------------- copy of /etc/sysconfig/syslog --------------------
# Options to syslogd
# -m 0 disables 'MARK' messages.
# -r enables logging from remote machines
# -x disables DNS lookups on messages recieved with -r
# See syslogd(8) for more details
SYSLOGD_OPTIONS="-m 0 -r"
# Options to klogd
# -2 prints all kernel oops messages twice; once for klogd to decode, and
# once for processing with 'ksymoops'
# -x disables all klogd processing of oops messages entirely
# See klogd(8) for more details
# set this to a umask value to use for all log files as in umask(1).
# By default, all permissions are removed for "group" and "other".