Setup syslog to accept remote connections
If you want to setup a syslog server to accept messages from remote devices you have to make some changes to the default syslog configuration.
Syslog will not listen for remote messages unless the SYSLOGD_OPTIONS variable in /etc/sysconfig/syslog has a -r included in it as shown below.
SYSLOGD_OPTIONS="-m 0 -r"
service syslog restart
Verify that syslog is listening on UDP;
netstat -a | grep syslog
udp 0 0 *:syslog *:*