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Configures syslogd on mac osx


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Version information

  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Mar 2nd 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise >=3.4.0
  • Puppet >=3.4.0
  • Darwin

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'dschaaff-syslogd', '0.1.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add dschaaff-syslogd
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install dschaaff-syslogd --version 0.1.1

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dschaaff/syslogd — version 0.1.1 Mar 2nd 2016


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with syslogd
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Manages the syslogd config on OSX. The initial motivation behind writing this was to manage remote syslog destinations on OS X.

Module Description

Currently allows us to add a remote destination to syslogd. This can be used to send the logs to logstash, splunk, or any other syslog server.


What syslogd affects

  • /etc/syslog.conf
  • syslog service (/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

Setup Requirements

This module depends on the following modules

  • puppetlabs/concat
  • puppetlabs/stdlib

Beginning with syslogd


Use the remote defined type to define a remote log destination.

syslogd::remote {
    facility    => '*',
    priority    => '*',
    destination => '',
    port        => '514',



  • syslogd: This class should not be called directly, you should simply use the remote defined type.

Defined Types


  • facility: Required syslog facility
  • priority: Required syslog priority
  • destination: Required Remote host to send syslog to
  • port: Required Port remote host is listening on


This has only been tested on Yosemite and El Capitan.


Please submit a pull request for any proposed changes. All contributions are greatly appreciated!