[syslog-ng] starting syslog with unreachable loghost

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Wed Mar 22 16:14:36 CET 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 13:53 +0100, luksedj luksedj wrote:
> Hello
> I'm trying some stuff with syslog-ng 1.9.9. Is it possible to start the 
> syslog-ng daemon when one of the remote hosts to which messages have to be  
> send is not reachable?
> it seems not to be the case, but my config might be a little bit too thin...
> I have two destinations for my logs, one is on the local disk, the other is 
> a host in the network. It seems that when the host is not available 
> syslog-ng won't start, although it should better start logging to the local 
> disk.
> What happens when the remote host connection gets broken while syslog-ng is 
> running?

Hm.. syslog-ng should behave exactly what you described, e.g. it should
start up and continue connecting to the remote host.

I've just checked it myself and it works.


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