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From Curt Arnold <carn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Standardized wire protocol for SocketAppender
Date Mon, 27 Dec 2004 19:31:58 GMT
There have been discussions but little action and ASN.1 has not been 
considered.  Having log4j dependent on an incubator project isn't 
acceptable, so that project isn't much help.    I'd speculate  that 
custom Java serialization can be used to get a log4j wire format that 
is stable, efficient and could be supported by other languages with a 
lot less effort than introducing ASN.1 and lack of effort has been the 
primary reason that the SocketAppender's are not compatible.

On Dec 27, 2004, at 4:26 AM, Sluis, Minto van der wrote:

> Hi,
> As I understand is it curently not possible to exchange log message
> between log4j and log4cxx using the SocketAppender. Also it seems
> like XMLSocketAppender can do the trick. However XML is not very
> efficient (performance wise) for getting data across.
> I was wondering if anyone is investigation the possibility of using
> ASN.1 for this purpose. Apache also has project to this aid
> http://incubator.apache.org/directory/subprojects/snickers/
> In short ASN.1 is sort of a binary XML. ASN compilers exists
> for various languages. I think it would make a good candidate
> for an efficient log message transfer between the various
> languages being used.
> regards,
> Minto van der Sluis

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