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Setting up up syslog remote logging server is good for fault finding.

When logging connect your gargoyle router to the logging server with an Ethernet cable for more reliable results


Setup your gargoyle router as a syslog client by making a SSH connection to the router and then run the following commands.

NOTE: Change the IP address to your syslog server

Set IP server address


  uci set system.@system[0].log_ip=
  uci commit


If the setting are “log_ip” then all syslog messages get sent to that IP address (where a syslog server should be running).

Increase logging Level

Increase the type of message which are sent to the syslog server

<shell> uci set system.@system[0].cronloglevel=7 uci commit reboot </shell>

This will make it show everything except debugging messages.



For Mavericks 10.9, and probably earlier:

You need to edit /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

Look for the Sockets key and add a new section for NetworkListener:


The easiest way to do this without running afoul of cached preferences is:

cd /System/Library/LaunchDaemons
sudo /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "add :Sockets:NetworkListener dict"
sudo /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "add :Sockets:NetworkListener:SockServiceName string syslog"
sudo /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "add :Sockets:NetworkListener:SockType string dgram"
sudo launchctl unload
sudo launchctl load



Windows logging server

Free Kiwi Syslog Server (download the free version with limited features)

Download and install

Under Setting»Input change to the IP address to your gargoyle router

remote_syslog.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/09 18:14 by z3braman