Syslog and FreeRADIUS

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Jul 3 17:52:01 CEST 2009

Jonathan Gazeley wrote:
> I've decided to move logging on my radius boxes to a pair of syslog
> servers, rather than stored locally. I'm using rsyslog to send the logs
> over the network.

  It's a good tool.

> I follow this guide but it seems
> to be for an old version of FreeRADIUS. I have managed to get FreeRADIUS
> to send syslog packets to my syslog hosts; however I can't tell how to
> specifically split out the FreeRADIUS syslog packets.

  See the "programname" directive in the rsyslog configuration.  It will
be the name of the daemon (radiusd or freeradiusd)

> The wiki page suggests local1.* but this isn't matching the right
> packets. I'm running FreeRADIUS 2.1.6 so if anyone has a snippet of
> their rsyslog.conf or can simply say how to match the radius syslog
> packets, I'd be very grateful.

  Once you get it working, send it to the list, and we'll add it to the
next release.

  Alan DeKok.

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