[syslog-ng] Config file size and performance

Chris Scheller schelcj@networkone.net
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 09:18:28 -0800 (PST)

I am doing similar here. we have about 40-50 servers,routers,nas boxes
that i am logging. My config file is only 73 lines due to the fact that i
am using the hostname macro expansion.  I would not even want to write a
config for this many servers without the macro expansion. I don't know
about any limits on the  size of the conf file in syslog-ng though. This
is working out quite well for us. why not use the macro expansions instead
of hardcoding for each host?

Chris Scheller
Network One Internet, inc.
System/Network Administration

On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, ger wrote:

> Hi,
>     I'm configuring syslog-ng for use on a central log server,
> processing logs from 60 busy syslog clients, and I've realised that
> without hostname macro expansion in the config file I'm going to end up
> with a file >600 lines long.  Is this likely to cause performance
> problems with syslog-ng when it's trying to compare each syslog packet
> against this kind of filter/action list, and has anyone else used it in
> a similar environment?
> Thanks, Ger.
> --
> Ger Mulcahy, Technical Consultant, Harvard Business School
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