1 Reply Latest reply: May 21, 2007 5:00 PM by algal
Michael Fuhrmann Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
Hi there,

since my ABSE is constantly rebooting I'm trying to get some logs. I can't use the Airport Utility for that purpose since it's not streaming the logs. Also, as soon as the ABSE reboots it dumps the logs.

So I'm trying to stream the logs to my MacBook using the Advanced/Logging & SNMP/Syslog Destination Address.

In that field I've entered the IP address of my MacBook. I've connected it using Ethernet, disabled Airport. Syslog Level to "Debug" -> Update

Then I open my Console and nothing, I've looked in the different Logs everywhere and can't find anything.

Has anyone got it working?


MacBook+iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • algal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have not got it working, I would also like to do the same thing, but I believe it is quite tricky. By default I believe that OS X 10.4 is NOT configured to be able to receive syslog log messages over the network.

    The program that actually listens for log messages, from the network or from local apps, is called syslogd. www.macosxhintss.com hints has a somewhat confusing write-up on how to reconfigure it to receive messages from the network (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060327074531639). However, this involves tampering with files off of the /System/Library subdirectory, so I'd rather not risk it.

    MacBook Pro Mac OS X (10.4.9)

    MacBook Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.9)