I want to transfer all system logs to a remote machine's port.

RHEL version :

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.11

The performed actions:

Adding below line to /etc/syslog.conf

*.* @

Then restart syslog daemon:

service syslog stop
service syslog start

But I cannot see the logs in the remote machine. IP is pingable. There is no rsyslog installed in the os environment. Do you think any additional modification needed?


you must install rsyslog on remote host to handle incomming syslog packet.

I use tho following setting in /etc/rsyslog.d/remote.conf

$UDPServerRun 514         # start a UDP syslog server at standard port 514
module(load="imudp") # needs to be done just once
input(type="imudp" port="514")

$template RemoteHost,"/var/log/remote/%HOSTNAME%/%$YEAR%/%$MONTH%-%$DAY%.log"

*.* ?RemoteHost

In your case, you must replace 514 by 6680.

On sending hosts (hosts that I want to capture rsyslog), I use (/etc/rsyslog.d/distant.conf)

*.* action(type="omfwd" target="" port="514" protocol="udp" action.resumeRetryCount="10" )

with being IP of host above.

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