Configuring syslogd in linux

Will see Configuring syslogd in Linux in this post

Follow the below steps on server:

Required services for syslogd

1. portmap
2 xinetd
3. syslog

Run the below command to keep on running above mentioned service after server reboot

#chkconfig portmap on
#chkconfig xinetd on
#chkconfig syslog on

Start portmap and xinetd services

#service portmap start
#service xinetd start

Check the service status

#service portmap status
#service xinetd status

Now edit “/etc/sysconfig/syslog” file using vi editor

#vi /etc/sysconfig/syslog

find for SYSLOGD_OPTIONS=”-m 0″

and add -r option to accept the logs from system


save and quit from the file :wq

-x disable DNS lookups on messages with -r option
-m 0 disabled MARK messages
-r enables logging

Once edited the file restart the syslog service

#service syslog retsrat

Follow the steps on client

Edit /etc/syslog.conf file and add a entry at end of file for server as shown below.

:Lets assume server ip as

#vi /etc/syslog.conf
user.* @

Save and quit from the file :wq

now restart the syslog service on client

#service syslog restart

Now restart the client and check log entry in server. it will generate logs in server.

Checking logs on server

#less /var/log/messages

end of this log file you can see the recent logs.

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