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Forwarding using a UDP port

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Can the forwarding port be set to a UDP port? Tried changing the type to UDP in the outputs.conf file, but Splunk kept sending it as TCP. Additional info: We have a government requirement to forward our logging info to a central log management location. That group wants us to send our logging info to one of their log relay device. They want it forwarded to that device on UDP port 514 (Syslog).

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Re: Forwarding using a UDP port

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It may be helpful to indicate why you would want to do this and what type of device you want to forward events to. Please use the "edit" link below your question to add additional details.

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Re: Forwarding using a UDP port

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You can forward as syslog UDP, but the Splunk protocol is inherently TCP. If you want to send via a UDP protocol, it must be syslog: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Admin/Forwarddatatothird-partysystems#Syslog_data

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