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OM_TCP(8) FreeBSD System Manager's Manual OM_TCP(8)

msyslog tcp output module —
syslogd(8) output module used to forward messages to remote hosts through TCP

tcp [-a] [-h host] [-p port] [-m seconds] [-s buffer_size]

tcp output module forwards messages to remote hosts trhoug a TCP connection.

# Send all logs to host port 3210
# with a maximum retry limit of 30 seconds and a buffer for lost
# messages of 8192 characters
*.* %tcp -h -p 3210  -m 30 -s 8192
# Same, but add host to message string (with -a)
*.* %tcp -a -h -p 3210  -m 30 -s 8192

  • We are sending everything not encrypted! You may want to use a tunnel such as SSL.
  • Submit bugs at this project's Sourceforge Bug reporting system at: You may also report them directly to the authors; send an email to, describing the problem the most you can, containing also machine description, hardware description, the configuration file (/usr/local/etc/syslog.conf), the OS description, and the invoking command line. The more you describe the bug, the faster we can fix it.

im_tcp(8), syslog(3), syslog.conf(5), om_classic(8), om_mysql(8), om_peo(8), om_pgsql(8), om_regex(8), om_udp(8), peochk(8), syslogd(8)
February 28, 2001 Core-SDI

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