Remote syslogging with OpenWRT Kamikaze 8.09

Posted at 7:44 pm in Uncategorized

For Kamikaze 8.09 (RC1) the documentation on remote syslogging is a bit inaccurate or outdated – but this ticket pointed me in the right direction. Add the following to /etc/config/system:

log_ip 10.20.30.40

Reboot your unit and watch the logs roll in. Verify by checking what syslog is up to:

root@OpenWRT:~# ps -ef | grep syslog
87 root 1928 S syslogd -C16 -L -R 10.20.30.40

Now, that said, I also found how to set the name servers (for /etc/resolv.conf) the correct way – adding an option entry under a suitable interface definition in /etc/config/network. Note that for several DNS servers the IPs should be space separated, like this:

option ‘dns’ ‘10.0.0.1 10.0.0.2’

This creates an /etc/resolv.conf looking like this one:

nameserver 10.0.0.1
nameserver 10.0.0.2

Written by bjorn on January 12th, 2009

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