A.3. Logging to a Remote System During the Installation
By default, the installation process sends log messages to the
console as they are generated. You may specify that these messages
go to a remote system that runs a
To configure remote logging, add the
option. Specify the IP address of the logging system, and the UDP
port number of the log service on that system. By default, syslog
services that accept remote messages listen on UDP port 514.
For example, to connect to a syslog service on the system
the following at the
A.3.1. Configuring a Log Server
syslogd to provide a syslog
service. The default configuration of
rejects messages from remote systems.
||Only Enable Remote Syslog Access on Secured Networks
syslogd service includes no security
measures. Crackers may slow or crash systems that permit
access to the logging service, by sending large quantities of
false log messages. In addition, hostile users may intercept
or falsify messages sent to the logging service over the
To configure a Fedora system to accept log messages from other
systems on the network, edit the file
/etc/sysconfig/syslog. You must use
root privileges to
edit the file
-r to the
syslogd service to apply the
su -c '/sbin/service syslog restart'
password when prompted.
||Firewall Reconfiguration Required
By default, the syslog service listens on UDP port 514. To
permit connections to this port from other systems, choose
field, and specify