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I know it was (and still is) possible to configure the earlier Airport Extreme and Airport Express stations to forward syslog events to an external server.

The trick is to use AirPort Utility 5.6.1

But is it possible to do the same with the current (mid 2013) model? Will AirPort Utility 5.6.1 work with these models?

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I'll look for an opportunity to test. Apple clearly is looking to take away that functionality - and it's not clear if they are working on a better monitoring solution or will be steering people that need this level of control to product like Aerohive in the future. –  bmike Jun 20 '13 at 14:04
    
I would appreciate that. –  Coyote Jun 23 '13 at 11:38
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@bmike : Well... I configured all the new AE APs to use my syslog server :) I just hope this will still be possible in the future. –  Coyote Dec 4 '13 at 23:47
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Well, I bought one and tried.

AirPort Utility 5.6.1 complains about incompatible hardware and missing parameters, but apart from that it works :) It's possible to configure the syslog server.

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Excellent to know that we can still dust off the old bits to set up syslog. –  bmike Dec 4 '13 at 23:55
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@bmike : Yeah... so far it works, but is still leaves me with a bad feeling. In a few generations we probably won't be able to use the old Disk Utility :S –  Coyote Dec 4 '13 at 23:59
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