[syslog-ng] Compressing syslog traffic across a WAN?

Federico Ceratto federico.ceratto at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 16:53:23 CEST 2007

K K wrote:
> Has anybody found a good way to take a high-volume stream of UDP
> syslog packets, aggregate and compress the packets, and then recreate
> them, with the original source IPs, at the other end of a WAN circuit?
The need of preserving the original source IP adresses makes the problem
I guess your logs are important ;) so crafting up some scripts wouldn't
be so appealing. Why don't letting your two syslog-ng instances
communicate over a VPN tunnel? OpenVPN is very mature and robust, it
supports traffic compression and encryption. Also you can make the
tunnel lossless using TCP (if syslog is using UDP)

Just my 2 cents

Federico Ceratto - Linux System Administrator
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