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From Garrett Rooney <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Re: Pluggable mod_log_config
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2005 15:25:49 GMT
On 10/4/05, Colm MacCarthaigh <colm@stdlib.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 02:59:40PM +0200, Ondrej Sury wrote:
> > No, it cannot be implemented with two netcat commands (just tried it).
>
> Sure, it can, use my Multicast Netcat;
>
>         http://people.heanet.ie/~colmmacc/mnc/
>
> (version 1.3 is experimental and not working right now, avoid that, and
> I'm about the public the APR version I've been working on for a while).
>
> > Purpose of mod_log_spread is to unify several balanced frontends logging
> > to one common log server.  With netcat you can only do one to one.
>
> On the clients;
>
>         CustomLog "|mnc group-id"
>
> (you can use ordinary netcat for that part if you want).
>
> On the collector;
>
>         mnc -l group-id > logfile
>

That'll work, but spread provides some level of reliability
(retransmitting messages that are not acknowledged, etc), while mnc
appears to rely on the fact that UDP packets will not be dropped. 
Neat program though, I hadn't heard of it either...

-garrett

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