forwarding Syslog messages on localhost:514

Mansuri, Wasim (NSN - IN/Bangalore) wasim.mansuri at
Thu Aug 19 03:51:01 UTC 2010

I am running one more server which is processing the system messages. Server is being recompiled on fedora and I don't want to change the parsing and other logic just for fedora flavor of my server. Other wise using named pipe is good option.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Davidsen [mailto:davidsen at] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:35 PM
To: Community support for Fedora users
Subject: Re: forwarding Syslog messages on localhost:514

Mansuri, Wasim (NSN - IN/Bangalore) wrote:
> Hello, 
> I have following problem with respect to syslogd on fedora13.
> With the following configuration in the /etc/syslog.conf i should be able to receive all syslog messages on localhost:514 port.
> *.* @localhost
> I am not getting anything on localhost:514. However if additionally i give following in conf file. 
> *.* @localhost
> *.* @remoteIP
> In the I am receiving syslog messages on remoteIP:514 server. I tried to see straces and in strace it does not show any hint about sending data to localhost:514. 
> Is this the normal behavior of syslogd or I am missing something in configuration?

I don't have any idea what you are trying to do, but are you aware that you can 
send syslog to a fifo (named pipe) and read from that?

My mail server pipes error messages to a fifo read by a perl program which plays 
with iptables rules for evil incoming connections.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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