[syslog-ng]some questions

Joerg Sommer joerg@alea.gnuu.de
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 16:42:38 +0000 (UTC)

Balazs Scheidler schrieb :
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 04:01:33PM +0000, Joerg Sommer wrote:
>> * How get I names instead of ips in the logs? With use_dns()? How
>>   dangerouse is use of use_dns()?
> the way syslog-ng calculates hostnames is as follows:
> if (keep_hostname && hostname present)
> 	use the hostname in the message
> else
> 	/* ip is the address the message was received from  */
> 	if (use_dns)
> 		resolve ip and insert that (taking chain_hostnames into account)
> 	else
> 		insert ip address (taking chain_hostnames into account)

How dangerous is that? Is the full service locked until the timeout
occures? Is the ip marked as bad. And when will the "keep_hostname"
buffer updated?

>> * I miss the default values of the options in the docu. What's default
>>   for use_dns(), stats(),...?
> the docu is somewhat out of date, and missing some parts.

It really out of date!

>> * When will encryption and authentication come?
> in syslog-ng 2

..and when will this released?