January 24, 2006

Syslog-ng for centralized logging

Arya, Manish Kumar writes "System logs are very important for the continue health of your system. They provide a standard location to find errors, information, debug messages, and alerts. They can be used for diagnosis in order to prevent problems, and they are a valuable resource for troubleshooting. syslog-ng system logger has flexibility, simplicity and security. The syslog protocol is a very simplistic protocol: the syslog sender sends a small textual message (less than 1024 bytes) to the syslog receiver. The receiver is commonly called "syslog daemon" or "syslog server". Syslog messages can be sent via UDP and/or TCP."

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