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Using rsyslog instead of syslog

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Using rsyslog instead of syslog

Hey,

 

Anyone out there, tried setting up rsyslog to receive syslogging from an MX, instead of syslog? I'm messing around with a small IoT solution (RPi) to send out to clients during installation phases, where I need more detailed eventlogs. 

 

RPi comes native with rsyslog, so I wanted to try using that instead of messing around with two different instances of syslog.

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From an external point of view syslog, syslog-ng and rsyslog all look identical (when using udp/514).

 

You can just use rsyslog.  You wont need to install any otehr syslog daemon at the same time.

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@PhilipDAth wrote:

From an external point of view syslog, syslog-ng and rsyslog all look identical (when using udp/514).

 

You can just use rsyslog.  You wont need to install any otehr syslog daemon at the same time.


That is also my plan. To just use rsyslog, since it is native with the RPi.

 

But I want to split the meraki events to a separate log file, so I don't end up cluttering the RPi events with Meraki events. As well as, maybe do some Linux best practices.

 

I was hoping someone had any experience with rsyslog and Meraki, and perhaps be willing to share a conf-file. 

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