Why rsyslog does not process log messages from remote hosts?

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  • The rsyslogd daemon is set up to receive log messages from remote clients and listening on the UDP port, which has been verified open on firewalls.
  • Syslog messages from clients are being received on the network interface, but rsyslog does not process those.
  • Messages, similar to the following, are visible in /var/log/messages, matching IP addresses of the clients:

    Oct  4 08:15:43 host.example.com kernel: [26988714.572081] IPv4: martian source <server_address> from <client_address>, on dev <interface>


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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