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July 11th, 2023 15:00

Isilon - syslog port


How do you change the port for syslog? I tried updating /etc/mcp/templates/syslog.conf as well as /etc/services, but syslog seems to default back to 514. Any help would greatly be appreciated.




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July 12th, 2023 04:00

Hello macyero,

There is not a way to change syslog to a different port.  If you were wanting to configure remote logging you can do that with your Isilon, but you can’t change the syslog port.

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August 8th, 2023 08:00

I disagree with this.   We utilize Splunk for a syslog target and are utilizing a different port.  

Make a copy of the /etc/services for a backup.  Then modify /etc/services, comment the syslog 514/udp line, and add another syslog XXXX/udp line with the open port you want to use.     

run a tcpdump to vierify.  

The downfall, yes after an upgrade of the OneFS system you will need to update the servcies file again.  

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