From a recent question I wrote on ServerFault:
I’m having a problem using syslog drains as described in https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/logging.
To summarize, I have an Ubuntu 10.04 instance on EC2 that is running
rsyslogd. I’ve also set up the security groups as they describe, and added a syslog drain using a command like
heroku drains:add syslog://host1.example.com:514.
I can send messages from the Heroku console to my
nc. I see them appear in the log file, so I know there isn’t a firewall/security group issue. However, Heroku does not seem to be forwarding log messages to the server that
heroku drainslists. I would expect to see HTTP requests, Rails messages, etc.
Is there something else I can try to do to figure this out? I’m new to
rsyslogd, so I could easily be missing something.
I found out what I had done wrong, with the help of Heroku Support. (Thanks guys!)
I had used the wrong security group name (
These are the appropriate values for the fields in the AWS Security Group web interface:
- Create a new rule:
Custom TCP rule
- Port range: