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Socklog

May 26, 2018

Small and secure replacement for syslogd

socklog in cooperation with the runit package is a small and secure replacement for syslogd. There are three main features, syslogd provides

  • receiving syslog messages from an Unix domain socket /dev/log or UDP socket 0.0.0.0514 and writing them to various files on disk depending on facility and priority.
  • writing received syslog messages to an UDP socket a.b.c.d514

socklog provides these features with the help of runit’s runsvdir, runsv, and svlogd, provides a different network logging concept, and additionally does log event notification.

svlogd has a built in log file rotation based on file size, so there is no need for any cron jobs or similar to rotate the logs. Log partitions can be calculated properly.

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