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Remote syslogging with OpenWRT Kamikaze 8.09  

Posted at 7:44 pm in Uncategorized

For Kamikaze 8.09 (RC1) the documentation on remote syslogging is a bit inaccurate or outdated – but this ticket pointed me in the right direction. Add the following to /etc/config/system:


Reboot your unit and watch the logs roll in. Verify by checking what syslog is up to:

root@OpenWRT:~# ps -ef | grep syslog
87 root 1928 S syslogd -C16 -L -R

Now, that said, I also found how to set the name servers (for /etc/resolv.conf) the correct way – adding an option entry under a suitable interface definition in /etc/config/network. Note that for several DNS servers the IPs should be space separated, like this:

option ‘dns’ ‘’

This creates an /etc/resolv.conf looking like this one:


Written by bjorn on January 12th, 2009

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VLAN woes  

Posted at 5:30 pm in Uncategorized

I’ve been planning to do this for a long time and now I’m finally there. My home network now consists of two virtual host servers (one Xen and one KVM) and a firewall between them, all nodes understanding VLANs. On top of this, add a small but powerful Linksys switch and a Linksys wireless access point running OpenWRT Kamikaze 8.09 (RC1). Among other things, this setup should facilitate testing Munin and other stuff without breaking the current functionality too much.

I got great help from this article on tweaking VLANs on the Xen host, and this article on VLANs with kvm. Thanks!

Written by bjorn on January 9th, 2009

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