Hi I currently have tried a lot of things but can't seem to get the data into Splunk.
I have a server sending syslog messages to my desktop.
The connection is seen on wireshark/tcpdump, so that's successful.
I have set up Add Data via Monitor for TCP 514.
I have tried a blank search and one for index=* and nothing is showing up in Splunk.
There is no intermediary device between the syslog sender and our Splunk desktop.
Any idea what could be the problem with the syslog?
Is splunk able to bind to the port?
netstat -an will work in windows and linux command line and it will show if 0.0.0.0:514 is LISTENING or not.
Sometimes its shown as *:514, or [YOUR_IP_ADDRESS]:514
If splunk is running on linux, it needs root permission to bind to 514. Try using 5514 instead of giving splunk root permissions.