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From "Stefan Bodewig (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (LOG4NET-262) Redesigning Syslog in Log4net
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 11:37:11 GMT

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Stefan Bodewig updated LOG4NET-262:
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    Fix Version/s: 1.2 Maintenance Release

> Redesigning Syslog in Log4net
> -----------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4NET-262
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4NET-262
>             Project: Log4net
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Appenders
>    Affects Versions: 1.2.10
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Antonio Anzivino
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.2 Maintenance Release
>
>
> Hello,
> I just want to sugges to apply the following modifications to Log4net (apply also to
Log4j):
> *Create a SyslogLayout layout class that formats messages into Syslog format (both RFC3164
and RFC5424). Currently you have to search for a good PatternLayout that matches RFC specifications.
Even if that could be, ultimately, inheriting from PatternLayout and setting a constant pattern...
At least we have a valid layout in a class
> *RemoteSyslogAppender currently prepends the PriVal field to the regular message formatted
accordingly with the pattern. SimpleLayout might not work properly. Suggesting to make RemoteSyslogAppender
work only with properly implemented SyslogLayout[s] for both the RFCs
> Having a Syslog layout, especially for RFC5424 which is not only recent, but supports
a full UTC timestamp complete with year (unsupported by RFC3164) is very useful when performing
long-term log analysis and allows to store messages in Syslog format into files, almost like
syslog-ng daemon does with /var/log/messages.
> I'm currently working on an open source logging framework (Logbus-ng) that does only
log collection and broadcasting and *that we want to make fully compatible with Log4xxx*:
our team has already implemented a fully working formatter for Syslog RFC5424 messages. If
you need code, we can share it.
> I personally plan to implement these two features as classes external to Log4net, but
I would like to suggest the Log4net dev team to do so before us because I feel the utility
of such a work for the community.
> Thank you.

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