[syslog-ng] connecting to syslog-ng

Alexander Clouter ac56 at soas.ac.uk
Mon Sep 25 13:27:37 CEST 2006


Sorry about replying to my own post but:

Alexander Clouter <ac56 at soas.ac.uk> [20060923 11:07:14 +0100]:
> [snipped]
> > >Is this what you are after?  syslog-ng would still run on the logging box 
> > >but you would broadcast to multicast groups your streams.
> > 
> > This sounds pretty good! ...I will check with my folks and then might begin
> > to grovel ...or to contribute ;-)
> > 
> Its actually rather straight forward to do and its only something I have not 
> done yet as the logging cluster is not being extensively used yet.  If 
> someone else has a use for it then I'll get around to it sooner rather than 
> later.
> However if you cannot wait it seems someone has made a multicast enabled 
> netcat:
> http://code.google.com/p/mnc/
> You will be able to use this to do something very similar, it also says that 
> it works under windoze aswell.
Well I got around to writing my perl script to do this:


Everything should be self explanatory, its rather verbose at the top of the
file.  Code is licenced under the GPL licence and probably would be suitable 
to become a 'contrib' part of syslog-ng if Balazs approves :)

Any problems do email me but really its just a case of typing:

$ ./syslog-mc 5514

Remember if you are sending syslog messages to a port number below 1024 you
will need to run the script as root.



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