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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Proposal to contribute a SyslogAccessLogValve to the Tomcat project
Date Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:58:32 GMT
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Cyrille,

On 12/11/13, 1:49 PM, Cyrille Le Clerc wrote:
> Dear Tomcat community,
> 
> We at CloudBees implemented a SyslogAccessLogValve that outputs
> the access logs to a syslog server.
> 
> The support of Syslog is more detailed that what we can usually
> find in java logging libraries as it allows to * configure all the
> syslog header fields: appName, source hostname, severity and
> facility * format syslog message according the RFC 3164 and to RFC
> 5424

Honestly, I think it would make more sense for the AccessLogValve to
be tied instead of directly to a file or syslog, to be tied instead to
a logging API. There already exist (relatively) standard syslog sinks
for log4j, java.util.logging, etc. Why create another one?

- -chris
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