[syslog-ng] netcat tests

Scheidler, Bal√°zs balazs.scheidler at balabit.com
Wed Jun 6 09:27:30 UTC 2018

It can potentially misparse some if the fields but the intended operation
if syslog-ng is that if it receives a message it will do its best to
deliver one as well.

You should probably check firewall settings, that might be blocking
packets, and also make sure syslog-ng is actually listening on port 514.

On Jun 6, 2018 10:24, "Eric Benoit" <eric.r.benoit at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi List,
> I wanted to send a test message to my syslog-ng server.
> I tried this:
> > echo -n "test message" | nc -4u -w1 514
> But I saw no logs created on the syslog-ng server.
> I did see the udp package on wireshark.
> Will syslog-ng except my test message the way I have it formatted and log
> it, does my message need to be formatted in a specific way for syslog-ng to
> except and create a log?
> Also, should I change syslog-ng to TCP instead of UDP to better trouble
> shoot any network problems I might have pending my netcat test message
> looks ok for syslog-ng server to except and log?
> I'm not very good at articulating questions, so I hope what I wrote makes
> sense if it does not please let me know and I will spend some more time
> rephrasing my questions.
> Thank you for any suggestions or comments
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