Remotely monitoring server activity

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Feb 6 16:22:18 CET 2019

On Feb 6, 2019, at 9:44 AM, R3DNano <r3dnano at> wrote:
> I'm trying to manage the global freeradius status from a remote location.
> The files under /var/log/radius/radacct are pretty detailed and have a
> lot of information about what is going on with the freeradius server.
> However, searching the old mailing list archives, I see there's a
> particular thread of someone asking how to send the radacct logs to a
> remote syslog being not a recommended practice.

  Why not?  It's fine.

> What's a practical way of having this information for further analysis
> outside of the freeradius server? Send it to an SQL database somehow
> perhaps?
> Also, about the logs sent to syslog (for further forwarding to a
> remote syslog server) - is there a way to customize what's being sent
> on those messages?

  No.  The server messages can't be customized.  There are literally hundreds of different messages.

  If you need *additional* custom messages, see the "linelog" module.  It can do custom log messages to syslog.  You can then use "linelog" any place you want additional logging.

  Alan DeKok.

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