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Universal Forwarder port requirements to forward syslog traffic

ashafiee
Explorer

I need to configure Firewalls for the required ports in order to forward syslog traffic from my syslog server that I'm installing forwarder on to Splunk. Does the forwarder use the defaul syslog "514/UDP" port?
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jbsplunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A forwarder is able to listen on udp/514, it's just up to you to define the network ports on which you'd like your forwarder to listen.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Data/Monitornetworkports

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jbsplunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A forwarder is able to listen on udp/514, it's just up to you to define the network ports on which you'd like your forwarder to listen.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Data/Monitornetworkports

Ayn
Legend

By default though, traffic from a Splunk forwarder to another Splunk instance (indexer or intermediate forwarder) commonly uses TCP/9997 as port.

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