Originally Posted by anomie
Is syslogd running?
% pgrep syslogd
If not, start it. If so, restart it.
# /etc/rc.d/syslogd restart
Yeah, syslogd wasn't running on my host machine. I tried starting it and got this message:
syslogd not running? (check /var/run/syslog.pid).
syslogd: child pid 11374 exited with return code 1
I peeked in my rc.conf file and realized I was trying to bind syslogd to an outdated IP address. I corrected the IP address and now syslogd seems to be running fine.
you got me looking in the right direction!