[syslog-ng] connecting to syslog-ng

Torsten Curdt tcurdt at vafer.org
Fri Sep 22 15:42:09 CEST 2006

> > Is there a way to connect to a syslog-ng on a machine via a client to
> > receive the events? ...as opposed to just having the syslog-ng pushing
> > the event to another machine all the time.
> is there a persistent network connection between these two computers?


> > Basically I want only to connect to those machines running syslog-ng
> > in certain situations. Like
> >
> >   ssh root at machine tail -f /var/log/messages
> >
> > ...without the need for a ssh account
> what do you think are the advantages are to avoiding ssh?

Deployment and security related. Just no option to give ssh access to
dozens of developers just to read the logs. Those machines are as
locked up as possible.


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