I know that Console.app is a decent if not stellar tool to view syslog entries on a Mac, but recently I wanted to send remote syslog entries to a Mac.
While I’ve found instructions for enabling remote syslog on a Mac, they’re out of date. I can figure it out from these instructions, but it occurred to me this wasn’t really what I wanted to do anyway.
What I really want is a database-backed syslog (a la syslog-ng) configured to accept syslog entries from remote servers. But I really want this with a powerful GUI to filter, colorize, and sort syslog messages by timestamp, host, facility, priority, and regular expression.
Now, this is a very un-Mac-like thing I want, at root. But it sure would turn my Mac into a powerful syslog processing machine.