Confirm syslogd is running. A result should display a process id (PID) for /usr/sbin/syslogd
ps -ef | grep syslogd
3) Test with NiFi.
Add a ListenSyslog processor to the canvas with following settings:
Local Network Interface: lo0
Connect the ListenSyslog process to an output port and have the relationship set to “success”. Start the ListenSyslog processor. You should see data get queued up and the Out statistics should show bytes flowing through the processor.
Sometimes you need to help it along and send some messages to the syslogd server. If so, try typing this in the command line and then verify the data flowing in NiFi