[syslog-ng] Verifying local logs and remote logs are being sent to destination graylog

Rodney Bizzell hardworker30 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 19:16:05 UTC 2018

okay thanks let me check to see if tcpdump is installed appreciate.

On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 2:02 PM PÁSZTOR György <
pasztor at linux.gyakg.u-szeged.hu> wrote:

> Hi Rodney,
> "Rodney Bizzell" <hardworker30 at gmail.com> írta 2018-11-12 13:28-kor:
> > So I upgraded to syslog-ng 3.18 and it has syslog-ng-debun options. I was
> Just to run syslog-ng-debun, you should not had to upgrade your syslog-ng.
> syslog-ng-debun is a simple all in one portable shell script which's
> purpose is to gather information about any kind of syslog-ng installation.
> Always safe to use the latest one of this from the master branch, as I
> suggested to download via wget.
> > reading through the documentation and when I issue syslog-ng-debun -d -P
> > 'port 12201' should I see anything on standard out because all that
> happen
> > was it displayed the options for the command.  That is all that happened
> Yepp. In the meantime János Szigetrvári added an extra -r option to the
> script and that changed the default behaviour. Without the -r option it's
> just a "--dry-run"-ish parametering. It does nothing, except test the
> parameters.
> You can see that changeset following this link:
> https://github.com/balabit/syslog-ng/commit/f9312f87b758c450c6108abe8da9cf0b4d16ced4
> So, from that point on, every syslog-ng-debun command should be replaced
> with the same, just adding an extra -r option.
> Which in your case, means: you should've run:
> syslog-ng-debun -r -d -P 'port 12201'
> > when I issued the command below in this email. I tried to run
> > syslog-ng-debun -r and that executed and created a tarball.
> Yep. This -r -d -P 'port 12201' will also create a tarball. Just a more
> useful one: It will run tcpdump in the bacground, to collect network
> traffic at the same time, matching the "port 12201" filtering expression.
> Btw.: Make sure, you have tcpdump installed on the system. Otherwise the
> script won't be able to run tcpdump.
> When you finished, we need that tarball what the script created.
> Regards,
> Gyu
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