Would you like to learn how to configure the Pfsense remote Syslog feature? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure PFsense to send syslog notifications to a remote Syslog server.

• Pfsense 2.4.4-p3

PFSense - Remote Syslog Configuration

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your Pfsense firewall and access web interface.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The Pfsense web interface should be presented.

Pfsense login

On the prompt screen, enter the Pfsense Default Password login information.

• Username: admin
• Password: pfsense

After a successful login, you will be sent to the Pfsense Dashboard.

Pfsense dashboard

Access the Pfsense Status menu and select the System logs option.

pfsense remote syslog menu

On the System logs screen, access the Settings tab.

On the Settings tab, locate the Remote Logging Options area and perform the following configuration.

• Enable Remote Logging - Yes
• Source Address - Any
• IP Protocol - IPV4
• Remote log servers -
• Remote Syslog Contents - Everything

Click on the Save button to enable the Pfsense Syslog configuration.

pfsense remote syslog

In our example, the Pfsense firewall will send all logs to the remote server

Congratulations! You have finished the Pfsense remote Syslog configuration.

Tutorial - Syslog Server Installation

Download the software: Visual Syslog Server for Windows

Install the Syslog server on a computer running Windows.

Open the Syslog application and check if it will receive messages from the Pfsense server.

hp switch syslog server

You have successfully installed a Syslog server on a computer running Windows.