Nate Campi nate@campin.net
Wed, 3 Apr 2002 10:09:40 -0800

On Wed, Apr 03, 2002 at 11:55:20AM +0200, Balazs Scheidler wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 03, 2002 at 03:38:03AM -0500, Michael Earls wrote:
> > Will syslog-ng ever be native to log to mysql or any other type of
> > external database? 
> I don't understand what the problems with using an external program for such
> purpose are. Simply write a 10 line long perl script where you can even
> preprocess messages before they go to the database, and feed this script
> with a pipe/program destination.
> Adding support for pgsql/mysql/sybase/whatever into syslog-ng is bloat in my
> opinion.

Exactly. No bloat, thank you. 

Search google for "sqlsyslogd", a program that does just this.

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