rsyslog – troubleshooting

1. if the output of this command is empty – rsyslog not working

ps -A | grep rsyslog

2. check the config

rsyslogd -N1

3. check the system log for rsyslog

cat /var/log/messages | grep rsyslog

4. test the system log

logger logSystemTest
cat /var/log/messages | grep logSystemTest

5. check the network and remote host

netstat -taupn | grep syslog
telnet ls.local.test 514

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