Remotely monitoring server activity

Jorge Pereira jpereiran at
Wed Feb 6 17:35:03 CET 2019

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 12:45 PM 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.

I did something similar using the syslog-ng with pattern-db

> 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?
> Thanks.
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