which syslog??? (rsyslog? syslog-ng? or default?)

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Mon Jan 24 20:40:16 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM, krad <kraduk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ive used syslog-ng for central logging in the past. It support tcp,
> encryption and logging to a db. To be honest though the most useful feature
> was that you can expand log files paths to include the date and hostname.
> This makes backing up of the files far more efficient as you dont have to
> use newsyslog to rotate them, which is a good thing for backups especially
> if you use rsync

I'm a bit late on this one, I know, but I also use syslog-ng.  My
favorite feature is the ability to split log files for different hosts
into different directories.  Very handy for centralized logging.

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