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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: reliable piped logs
Date Mon, 07 Jul 1997 17:05:54 GMT
syslog over the net uses UDP and is therefore unreliable.  It depends on
what you want out of it really.  Cisco routers log a message number with
each log message, going up 1 by 1, so you can guess how many messages
you've lost.  Under heavy loads it's not atypical to see sequences of
dropped messages.  You could do the same thing with an external log
program because it has the opportunity to sequence the messages.


On Mon, 7 Jul 1997, Ingo Luetkebohle wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Jul 1997, Randy Terbush wrote:
> > Scattering access logs around several machines is a bigger mess 
> > IMO. There has got to be a way to efficiently log requests over the 
> > network to one (or two) central server(s). I'm skeptical about 
> > syslog which is why the idea of a forked apache server at startup 
> > with the responsibility of collecting log data from the children 
> > and logging the info back to some central repository is interesting.
> Exactly whats so bad about syslog?
> ---/dev/il

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