The reconnectionDelayMillis parameter was renamed to reconnectDelayMillis. After updating to release 2.8 I noticed that I was getting the following error:
ERROR Syslog contains an invalid element or attribute "reconnectionDelayMillis"
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Date: Mon Nov 14 15:11:47 2016 -0800
Add a Builder to SyslogAppender and deprecate
The documentation (https://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/manual/appenders.html#SyslogAppender) still has the parameter listed as "reconnectionDelayMillis" but the code is now obviously looking for "reconnectDelayMillis". I'm going to change my config to use the new name, but I thought I'd point out the disconnect as it had me confused for a bit. Thanks - Sam