[syslog-ng] syslog-ng not working with selinux in enforcing mode

Mohan Lal Mohan.Lal2 at three.co.uk
Tue Dec 11 15:59:11 UTC 2018


I am trying to configure syslog-ng to run with selinux in enforcing mode.
I have tried to configure ports for syslog-ng in linux using semanage command using following link:-

under section -> Using a different port

a=After that I rebooted the server, I can see syslog-ng is listening in all ports configured in /etc/syslog-ng/conf.d/*.conf ( using netstat -nap|grep ports).
I can see all ports in output of 'semanage port --list|grep syslog' also.
but it's not processing any data.
It start processing data the moment I disable selinux in /etc/selinux/config file.

what might be the problem please, how do I go about troubleshooting this.

syslog-ng --version

syslog-ng 3.5.6

Installer-Version: 3.5.6


Compile-Date: Dec 30 2015 19:57:24

Available-Modules: affile,afprog,afsocket-notls,afsocket-tls,afsocket,afstomp,afuser,basicfuncs,confgen,cryptofuncs,csvparser,dbparser,linux-kmsg-format,syslogformat,system-source

Enable-Debug: off

Enable-GProf: off

Enable-Memtrace: off

Enable-IPv6: on

Enable-Spoof-Source: on

Enable-TCP-Wrapper: on

Enable-Linux-Caps: on

Enable-Pcre: on

cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.4 (Maipo)


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