Bug 59293 - syslogd listens on 514 when forwarding to host
syslogd listens on 514 when forwarding to host
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-02-04 14:18 EST by Viraj Alankar
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:25 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-04 15:36:04 EST
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Description Viraj Alankar 2002-02-04 14:18:12 EST
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Description of problem:
When forwarding syslog messages to other hosts via '@' syntax in syslog.conf,
syslogd appears to listen on 514 from 'netstat -nlp'. Is there a reason why
forwarding messages to remote hosts would cause the local server to accept
remote messages?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add '*.debug @syslog_server' to /etc/syslog.conf

Actual Results:  syslogd listends on UDP 514

Expected Results:  Should not listen on any port.

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Comment 1 Viraj Alankar 2002-02-24 13:24:24 EST
This is an error on my part. Looking into the source I see that the binding to 
port 514 is also used for forwarding messages. It does not actually listen for 
messages unless the option is provided. I've tested this by configuring another 
machine to syslog to a test machine, and the incoming messages are not 

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